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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



Ninety-Seventh . . . 

ANNUAL 
REPORT 

of the . 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

MASSACHUSETTS 




For the Year ending December 31 

19 4 8 



JACKSON & PHILLIPS, INC, 
24-60 Mt. Vernon St, 
Lynn, Mass. 
1949 



Table of Contents 



Reports of Departments and Committees 



Accounting- Department 154 

Aid to Dependent Children 118 

Board of Appeals 130 

Board of Assessors 128 

Board of Health 104 

Building- Inspector 123 

Cemetery, Superintendent of 140 

Collector of Taxes 79 

Contributory Retirement Board 132 

Deceased Soldiers, Committee on Return of 120 

Dental Clinic 116 

Division of Accounts 151 

Dog Officer 131 

Fire Chief 137 

Fire Engineers, Board of 137 

Health Nurse 115 

Health Officer 105 

Highway Department 139 

In Memoriam 80 

Jury List 81 

Library, Trustees of 141 

Milk Inspector 114 

Mortuary Report 112 

Old Age Assistance Bureau 116 

Park Commissioners 121 

Planning Board 130 

Plumbing, Inspector of 115 

Police Department 125 

Public Welfare 119 

Selectmen, Board of 15 

School Census 100 

School Committee 84 

School Directory 100 

School Enrollment 99 

Town Clerk's Records 21 

Town Engineer 134 

Town Meeting Members 6 

Town Officers Appointed 10 

Town Officers Elected 5 

Town Warrant, March 15, 1948 21 

Town Warrant for Presidential Primary 51 

Town Warrant for State Primary 63 

Town Warrant, Monday, March 21, 1949 180 

Water and Sewerage Board 143 

Weights and Measures 124 



4 TABLE OF CONTENTS [Dec. 31 

Financial Reports 

Accountant's Department 159 

Administration Building ! 161 

Appeal Board 162 

Assessors' Department 161 

Assets 128 

Balance Sheets 178 

Bonds and Notes Payable 148 

Building Inspector 165 

Cemetery Department 176 

Collector of Taxes 160 

Constable 165 

Contributory Retirement Board 162 

County Tax 177 

Dependent Children, Aid to 170 

Division of Accounts 151 

Dog Officer 165 

Election and Registration 161 

Engineering Department 161 

Fire Department 164 

Forest Warden 165 

Health Department 166 

Highway Department 168 

Insurance 165 

Interest and Maturing Debt 176 

Law Department 160 

Legislative 159 

Library , 172 

Metropolitan Taxes (Park) 177 

Old Age Assistance 169 

Old Town Hall 162 

Park Department 173 

Pensions 170 

Planning Board 162 

Police Department 164 

Public Welfare 169 

Receipts 154 

School Department 171 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 165 

Selectmen's Department 159 

Sewer Department 167 

Sewer Notes and Bonds 148 

State Tax 129 

Street Lighting 168 

Tax Rate 79 

Town Balance 178 

Town Budget 19 

Town Clerk 160 

Transfers 158 

Treasurer's Department , 160 

Treasurer's Report 147 

Trust Funds 150 

Veterans' Services 170 

Valuation 129 

Water Department 175 

Welfare Costs 117 



1948] ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 5 

Elected Town Officers, 1948 



Selectmen 

Edgar U. Burdett 
Kenneth W. Ulman Roger J. Connell 

Moderator 

Vincent P. O'Brien 

Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes 
Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 
Term as Collector of Taxes expires 1950 
Term as Town Clerk expires 1949 

Town Treasurer 

Robert G. Byrne 
Term expires 1950 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners 

Harold G. Enholm, Chairman 
Term expires 1950 
Harold C. Hudson George B. Atkins 

Term expires 1949 Term expires 1951 

Assessors 
Frank E. Morrison, Chairman 
Term expires 1950 
Clarence B. Humphrey John A. Holmes, Secretary 

(Resigned September 15, 1948) Term expires 1949 

Term expires 1951 
Ernest Manchin 

(Appointed September 23, 1948) 

Board of Park Commissioners 
John Homan, Chairman 
Term expires 1949 
Ralph I. Lindsey, Secretary Frederick C. Burk 

Term expires 1950 Term expires 1951 

School Committee 

Ralph N. Murray, Chairman 
Term expires 1950 
Blanche E. Doyle Madeline M. Clark 

Term expires 1951 Term expires 1949 

Edward K. Hempel Herbert R. Anderson 

Term expires 1951 Term expires 1950 

Trustees of Public Library 

George W. Howe, Chairman 
Term expires 1949 
Marcia G. Smith, Secretary Ruth M. Barry 

Term expires 1950 Term expires 1951 

Board of Public Welfare 

Walter L. Ranger, Chairman 
Term expires 1949 
Donald Redfern Fred M. Seaton 

Term expires 1951 Term expires 1950 



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[Dec. 31. 



Board of Health 

Dr. Loring Grimes, Chairman 
Term expires 1950 
H. Allan Durkee G. Jeffrey Nichols 

Term expires 1951 (Resigned September 1, 1948) 

Term expires 1949 
E. Wallace Donald 
(Appointed September 9, 1948) 

Surveyor of Highways 
Timothy J. Ryan 
Term expires 1951 

Constables 

Wayne Anderson Leonard H. Bates Willis E. Shephard 

Planning Board 
Ralph L. Williams, Chairman 
Term expires 1949 
Alexander B. Way, Jr. James R. Maddock, Secretary 

Term expires 1950 Term expires 1952 

Gordon L. Brown Harold M. King 

Term expires 1951 Term expires 1953 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 

Harold L. Austin 
Term expires 1950 
Conrad P. Richardson Henry S. Baldwin 

Term expires 1951 Term expires 1949 

Town Meeting Members 1948 



Precinct One 

Term Expires 



Wayne Anderson 


58 


Crescent Street 


1951 


Thomas E. Andresen 


321 


Essex Street 


1951 


Leonard H. Bates 


102 


Essex Street 


1951 


Lewis H. Berry 


82 


Burpee Road 


1949 


Chester E. Bradley 


66 


Buena Vista Street 


1951 


Frederick C. Burk 


137 


Stetson Avenue 


1949 


Frederick R. Champion 


16 


Hillside Avenue 


1951 


Raymond P. Connelly 


11 


Elwin Road 


1950 


William F. Durgin, Jr. 
George D. R. Durkee 


29 


Jessie Street 


1951 


4 


Upland Road 


1949 


Alfred N. Frazier 


346 


Essex Street 


1950 


* Henry H. Freeto 


18 


Burpee Road 


1950 


Otto W. Friedman 


30 


Cherry Street 


1949 


Harold G. George 


57 


Jessie Street 


1950 


Robert B. Hegarty 


350 


Essex Street 


1951 


Andrew B. Holmes 


86 


Cherry Street 


1949 


Joseph F. Marino 


337 


Essex Street 


1949 


John Mastromarino 


44 


Cherry Street 


1949 


Michael Mastromarino 


44 


Cherry Street 


1950 


Antonio Parletta 


43 


Cherry Street 


1950 


Charles S. Richardson 


12 


Hillside Avenue 


1950 


Woodbury L. Rodrick 


145 


Stetson Avenue 


1951 


Henry A. Sadler 


63 


Cherry Street 


1950 


Frederick H. Whittier, Jr. 


141 


Stetson Avenue 


1949 


Vacancy 






1950 


*Deceased 









1948] 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



7 



Precinct Two 

Term Expires 



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J. Hervey M. Blackford 


36 


Maple Avenue 


1950 


Harry E. Cahoon 


34B 


Essex Avenue 


1951 


Edward P. Carroll 


80 


Stetson Avenue 


1951 


George A. Chadwell 


96 


Stetson Avenue 


1950 


J. Dane Chandler 


7 


Essex Avenue 


1951 


John H. Cropley, Jr. 


157 


Essex Street 


1949 


Clifton W. Cudmore 


54 


Columbia Street 


1949 


Robert L. Cunningham 


64 


Stetson Avenue 


1951 


All j_ Tl T\ • i i 

Albert E. Devitt 


26 


Stetson Avenue 


1951 


Raymond 0. Doane 


34 


Franklin Avenue 


1949 


Frank B. Drummond 


52 


Franklin Avenue 


1951 


Charles B. Fontaine 


47 


Plymouth Avenue 


1950 


Leo W. Frechette 


3 


Plymouth Avenue 


1949 


Ernest R. Goodwin 


6 


Essex Avenue 


1950 


C. Frank Hathaway 


257 


Burrill Street 


1951 


John A. Holmes 


8 


Essex Avenue 


1949 


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Beach Avenue 


1 QAQ 


Madison D. Kimball 


33 


Plymouth Avenue 


1950 


Robert A. Linden 


48 


Beach Avenue 


1951 


Robert P. Loring 


29 


Plymouth Avenue 


1950 


Albert E. Matthews 


23 


Essex Street 


1949 


Donald Minihane 


64 


Franklin Avenue 


1949 


Edmund W. Pease 


92 


Stetson Avenue 


1950 


Louis E. Tondreau 


28 


Plymouth Avenue 


1950 



Precinct Three 

Term Expires 



I Murray Adams 


33 


Rock Avenue 


1950 


George B. Atkins 


171 


Burrill Street 


1950 


LeRoy S. Austin 


63 


Pine Street 


1951 


Ralph E. Bicknell 


79 


Burrill Street 


1951 


John H. Burckes 


33 


Rock Avenue 


1949 


Edgar U. Burdett 


56 


Elmwood Road 


1951 


Henry J. Callahan 


58 


Burrill Street 


1951 


William H. Carroll 


148 


Burrill Street 


1950 


George C. Chaisson 


3 


Elmwood Road 


1949 


Harvey A. Craig 


10 


Elmwood Road 


1949 


Jeanne M. Craig 


10 


Elmwood Road 


1950 


Clarence M. Finch 


32 


Thomas Road 


1949 


Loring Grimes 


84 


Humphrey Street 


1951 


Harold F. Harvey 


32 


Norfolk Avenue 


1949 


George A. Holt 


199 


Burrill Street 


1950 


Harry M. Lowd 


90 


Burrill Street 


1951 


Malcolm F. MacLean 


20 


Elmwood Road 


1950 


Ernest Manchin 


44 


Norfolk Avenue 


1949 


Lincoln A. Palmer 


44 


Humphrey Street 


1949 


Francis Pedrick 


6 


Huron Street 


1951 


Lawrence W. Regester 


58 


Burrill Street 


1951 


Leland S. Ross 


16 


Currv Circle 


1949 


Margaret M. Scanlon 


113 


Burrill Street 


1950 


Harry M. Shanahan 


4 


Ellis Terrace 


1950 



Herbert R. Anderson 
Egbert H. Ballard 
Robert G. Byrne 



Precinct Four 

34 Farragut Road 
22 Farragut Road 
97 Paradise Road 



Term Expires 
1951 
1950 
1949 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 


LiJec. 61. 


Richard Chambers 


143 


Norfolk Avenue 


1951 


Lyndon W. Ellis 


89 


Norfolk Avenue 


1949 


Stuart W. Graham 


14 


Brewster Terrace 


1949 


Arthur E. Hardy 


174 


Norfolk Avenue 


1949 


George J. Harvey 


3 


Paton Terrace 


1950 


Albert S. Hills 


137 


Norfolk Avenue 


1950 


Alfred B. Jones 


168 


Norfolk Avenue 


1951 


Walter F. Livermore 


135 


Paradise Road 


1949 


James R. Maddock 


4 


Farragut Road 


1950 


Robert C. Mansfield 


25 


Norfolk Avenue 


1950 


Robert H. McAuliffe 


172 


Norfolk Avenue 


1951 


Dean A. Munsey 


22 


Hardy Road 


1950 


Harvey P. Newcomb 


30 


Farragut Road 


1950 


Thomas M. Newth 


39 


Middlesex Avenue 


1950 


Walter L. Ranger 


7 


Hampden Street 


1949 


Fred M. Seaton 


113 


Paradise Road 


1949 


R. David Sewall 


15 


Shaw Road 


1951 


Walter B. Snell 


141 


Norfolk Avenue 


1951 


Philip H. Stafford 


26 


Banks Road 


1949 


Kenneth W. Ulman 


8 


Brewster Terrace 


1951 


Norbert Ulman 


142 


Norfolk Avenue 


1951 



Precinct Five 

Term Expires 



Joseph Atwood 


72 


Banks Road 


1949 


Harold R. Austin 


150 


Redington Street 


1949 


Henry S. Baldwin 


141 


Elmwood Road 


1951 


Benjamin B. Blanchard 


108 


Greenwood Avenue 


1950 


Walter F. Brady 


69 


Magnolia Road 


1951 


Harold P. Brown 


55 


Lexington Circle 


1949 


Frederic P. Clark 


29 


Outlook R#ad 


1949 


Harold G. Enholm 


4 


Sheridan Road 


1951 


G. Gordon Foshay 


11 


Bond Street 


1950 


Edwin A. Fuller 


85 


Walker Road 


1950 


George M. Glidden 


30 


Banks Terrace 


1950 


Frederick S. Hall 


61 


Sherwood Road 


1949 


Edward K. Hempel 


37 


Farragut Road 


1951 


Harold C. Hudson 


18 


Devens Road 


1950 


George E. Hutchinson 


78 


Fuller Avenue 


1949 


Clarence G. Ivey 


34 


Walker Road 


1950 


Ralph I. Lindsey 


148 


Elmwood Road 


1950 


Andrew R. Linscott 


78 


Greenwood Avenue 


1949 


Harry D. Linscott 


78 


Greenwood Avenue 


1951 


John S. McKenney 


134 


Greenwood Avenue 


1951 


Winthrop M. Sears 


55 


Sherwood Road 


1951 


Henry D. Stephenson 


7 


Outlook Road 


1949 


Frank S. Stowell 


335 


Forest Avenue 


1950 


J. Henry Welch 


153 


Elmwood Road 


1951 



Precinct Six 

Term Expires 



Benjamin F. Allen 


322 


Humphrey Street 


1950 


James A. Breed 


50 


Greenwood Avenue 


1950 


Edward F. Burke 


82 


Redington Street 


1949 


Harold F. Carlson 


7 


Blaney Circle 


1949 


W. Edgar Carter 


269 


Humphrey Street 


1950 


George H. Chaisson 


85 


Redington Street 


1951 


Frank G. W. Coletti 


10 


Thorndike Terrace 


1951 


Henrv J. Collins 


225 


Humphrey Street 


1950 


Paul C. Curtis 


95 


Rockland Street 


1950 



1948] ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 9 



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20 


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1949 


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1951 


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1949 


Clarence B. Humphrey 


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Humphrey Terrace 


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91 


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1950 
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53 



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1950 


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9R 


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1951 


Harold E. Morse 


7 
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1 Q^1 

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Marion D. Morse 


17 


Millet Road 


1 Q4.Q 


Vincent P. O'Brien 


202 


Humphrey Street 


1949 


Koger W. rope 




Bay View Drive 


1951 


Donald Redfern 


292 


Humphrey Street 


1950 


Frederick T. Rooke 


79 


Millett Road 


1949 


Frederick J. Rudd 


312 


Humphrey Street 


1949 


Vacancy 




1951 




Precinct Seven 








Term 


JiiXpires 


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10 


Prospect Avenue 


1 9^0 

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6 


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1 Q4Q 


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X-iLlWdXLl X • J_>1 


16 


Palmer Avenue 


1951 

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110 


Aspen Road 


1 QAQ 


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46 


Lewis Road 


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5 


Shelton Road 


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16 


Walnut Road 




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19 


Lewis Road 


1 Q4Q 




45 


Pleasant Street 


1 Qfv1 


James H. Dunn 


70 


Millett Road 


1 QA Q 


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28 


Puritan Avenue 




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69 


Ocean View Road 


1 QA Q 


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70 


Atlantic Avenue 


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20 


Aspen Road 


1 Qfil 


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12 


Bates Road 


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82 


Millett Road 


1 Q4Q 


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34 


Atlantic Avenue 


1 Q 


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2 


Lodge Rjoad 




Conrad P. Richardson 


15 


Beverly Road 


1949 


Amos E. Russell 


66 


Kensington Lane 


1950 


James W. Santry, Jr. 


10 


Walnut Road 


1950 


Francis L. Smith 


75 


Bates Road 


1950 


Richard N. Symonds 


73 


Ocean View Road 


1950 


Harold P. Willett 


34 


Lewis Road 


1951 




Precinct Eight 








Term 


XT' 

JiiXpires 


Tohn H Rlode-ptt 


100 


Beach Bluff Avenue 


1 Q4Q 

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220 


Atlantic Avenue 




Fvprl^vinL- S Ri'pnnnn 
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33 


Hawthorne Road 


1 QJ.Q 


Pi'n n vrl F rnroT' 
L)ci nal u X • vale) 


63 


Orchard Road 


1 Q J.Q 


1 al UUIl 1> . xJ cALcl 


16 


Nason Road 


1 Q ^0 
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Chqi'lpc: F OallacrVipr 


52 


Bellevue Road 


1 Q4Q 


VJtUlgc VV . llUWc 


44 


Beach Bluff Avenue 


1 QM 


OLcpilcIl VV . xxOWt: 


44 


Beach Bluff Avenue 


1 you 


'jonn xv. nuiiDuri 


40 


Beach Bluff Avenue 


1U01 


IxdlUlCl A. JUIHlsUIl 


37 


Crosman Avenue 


1 QAQ 


Lawrence B. Leonard 


106 


Bradlee Avenue 


1951 


George F. Melanson 


23 


Linden Avenue 


1950 


Warren W. Morton 


16 


Crosman Avenue 


1950 


John C. Nutter 


21 


Mostyn Street 


1950 


Robert F. O'Neill 


30 


Stanwood Road 


1949 


Russell F. Perkins 


13 


Neighborhood Road 


1949 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31. 



Arnold S. Potter 31 Estabrook Road 1950 

Joel W. Reynolds 94 Bradlee Avenue 1951 

Albert N. Rothermel 72 Bradlee Avenue 1950 

Theodore C. Sargent 9 Clark Road 1949 

C. Fred Smith 20 Mostyn Street 1951 

George F. Vincent 78 Phillips Avenue 1951 

John S. Way 121 Beach Bluff Avenue 1951 

Ralph L. Williams 27 Morton Road 1950 



Appointed Town Officers 



APPOINTED BY BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Secretary of Selectmen 

Richard Chambers 

Assistant Secretary of Selectmen 

A. Doris Whipple 

Town Counsel 

James W. Santry Jr. 

Town Accountant 

I. Murray Adams 

Town Engineer 
Howard L. Hamill 

Assistant Town Engineer 

George H, Melcher 

Superintendent of Cemetery 

John E. Wood 

Burial Agent 

James A. Hegarty 

Forest Warden 
Charles H. Lampard 

Building Inspector 

Raymond O. Doane 

Assistant Building Inspector 

William H. Sutherland Jr. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

C. Walter Burrill 

Agent and Custodian of Town Administration Building 

John G. McLearn 

Assistant Custodians 
Leonard H. Bates 
*Daniel Cameron 
John Cameron 

Dog Officer 

Willis E. Shephard 

Fence Viewers 

Raymond O. Doane, Howard L. Hamill 

* Deceased 



1948] 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS 



11 



Inspector of Petroleum 

Jefferson G. Owens 

Director of Veterans' Services 

James A. Hegarty 

Board of Registrars 
Harold R. Young, Democrat, Chairman 
Term expires 1951 
Patrick A. Devine, Republican Dorothy M. Collins, Democrat 

Term expires 1950 Term expires 1949 

Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Republican 
Clerk Ex-Officio 

Smoke Inspector 

Raymond O. Doane 

Engineers of Fire Department 

Lawrence Sager, Chairman 
Harold F. Harvey Thomas J. Flaherty 

Chief of Fire Department 

Charles H. Lampard 

Chief of Police and Keeper of Lockup 

Francis P. Wall 



Special 



Wayne Anderson 
* Herbert W. Andrews 
George B. Atkins 
Samuel L. Atkins 
Philip G. Averill 
Thomas A. Bailey 
Daniel Barbuzzi 
Frederick L. Bartlett 
***Howard E. Batchelder 
Leonard H. Bates 
Philip E. Bessom 
John H. Blodgett 
Philip W. Blood 
C. Glover Bowes 
Chester E. Bradley 
James W. Buchanan 
Dean U. Burdett 
Frank L. Burk 
Frederick C. Burk 
C. Walter Burrill 
Robert G. Byrne 
Harry E. Cahoon 
L. Herbert Cahoon 
Henry J. Callahan 
*Daniel Cameron 
John Cameron 
Gerald V. Casey 
Peter Cassidy 
Frederick R. Champion 
Alphonse Chiancone 
Joseph G. Clancy 
Frank G. Coletti 
Arthur Tft. Conley 
Roger J. Connell 



Officers 



Kenneth Cort 
Homer J. Craft 
Ray D. Crooker 
John H. Cropley, Jr. 
Paul C. Curtis 
Ralph C. Curtis 
Eldridge T. Davis 
***Daniel B. Dempster 
Leon R. DeVeau 
George E. Devitt 
George V. Doane 
Charles J. Dolan 
Lawrence L. Doty 
Joseph M. Downey 
Daniel J. Downs 
Thomas W. Duncan 
Harold O. Durgin 
George D. R. Durkee 
H. Allan Durkee 
Vincent B. Easterbrooks 
William Eastman 
Hamilton P. Edwards 
Alexander Ellis 
Clyde S. Emery 
Harold G. Enholm 
James J. Fitzpatrick 
Paul W. Fitzpatrick 
Berton A. Fogg 
Alfred N. Frazier 
William Friberg 
Gordon F. Fuller 
Giacomo Gallo 
Albert E. Gallup 
George W. Getchell 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Norman J. Given 
Ralph E. Gould 
Stuart W. Graham 
Victor D. Greig 
Gerald R. Griffin 
Howard L. Hamill 
Thomas Handley 
Arthur E. Hardy 
Harold F. Harvey 
James A. Hegarty 
Robert B. Hegarty 
Alfred M. Heseltine 
Albert S. Hills 
* Clarence W. Horton 
Harold C. Hudson 
Donald R. Humphreys 
John R. Hurlburt 
Emilio Iarrobino 
Granville Ingalls 
P. Raymond Jackman 
***Moody E. Johnson 
Wendell F. Jones 
Elizabeth D. Kehoe 
Clement E. Kennedy 
Frank Lally 
Louis L. LaParrella 
John T. Lee 
Robert M. Leonard 
Ralph I. Lindsey 
Alexander E. Little 
Albert E. Loyte 
George A. Lyons 
Daniel L. Macdonald 
Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 
Eugene L. Mann 
Sullivan Marino 
Albert R. Martin 
John E. Mastiromarino 
Charles P. McGettrick 
Thomas F. McGettrick 
William J. McGettrick 
Francis E. McGougan 
John G. McLearn 
J. Joseph Moloney 
Joseph Morrow 
Fred L. Mower 
Anthony Murgida 
Daniel J. Myers 
Roy Nelson, Jr. 
George E. Nickerson 
Vincent P. O'Brien 
Robert F. O'Neill 
Emanuel Pagano 
Michael J. Pagnotta 



James L. Pappas 
Antonio Parletta 
Leroy V. Perry 
Philip F. Perry 
Earl A. Phillips 
Robert K. Phillips 
Carmen V. Pierre 
*** Francis Pierre 
Frank Pietrogallo 
George J. Place 
Roger W. Pope 
Bert E. Preston 
Martin J. Randall 
Allan B. Ranger 
Walter L. Ranger 
Donald Redfern 
*** Conrad P. Richardson 
Thomas H. Riley 
Charles P. Ring 
Woodbury L. Roderick, Jr. 
Amos E. Russell 
Thomas Saville 
Winthrop M. Sears 
Fred M. Seaton 
Willis E. Shephard 
David Sherman 
Clarence E. Spinney 
Boardman G. Steadman 
Clarence B. Stensrud 
Charles L. Stover 
Simeon J. Strong 
Charles W. Sumner 
Harry W. Sundberg 
Ivan C. Sutherland 
William H. Sutherland, Jr. 
Andrew Tennant 
Russell J. Thayer 
Calvin S. Tilden 
Mario Travascio 
Kenneth W. Ulman 
Antonio Videtta 
Joseph E. Wall 
Howard B. Whipple 
Grace E. Whiteacre 
Roger A. Williams, Jr. 
Harry B. Wilmot 
John M. Winslow 
John E. Wood 
Daniel W. Wormwood 
Charles F. Young 
Rlocco Zuchero 

"Deceased 

** "Moved out of town 



Auxiliary Police Officers 
1948 

Nathan Aronson Samuel Bloomberg 

Earl M. Bailey Brooks K. Blossom 

J. Willard Blades Mary C. Bucknam 



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Arthur F. Burt 
Arthur L. Burt 
Donald C. Cahoon 
Robert H. Calhoun 
George H. Chaisson 
***Hyman B. Chandler 
Ray Colangelo < 
Charles E. Connelly 
Edward D. Cook 
J. Price Davis 
Ralph L. Day 
Charles H. Deming 
Ralph L. Dennis 
Pardon N. Dexter 
Frank W. Doda 
Stephen J. Donlon 
***John P. Drislane 
Lyndon W. Ellis 
William G. Faia 
Leo W. Frechette 
Bernard A. Friberg 
Robert W. Gardner 
James D. Gavel 
Herman A. Goodwin 
Vera F. Gould 
Eustis B. Grimes 
John D. Healy 
Edward K. Hempel 
Lotta A. Hempel 
Roger W. Henry 
Alfred A. Heseltine 
Everett C. Howe 
William W. Jaeger 
Fletcher A. Johnson 
Francis M. Kennedy 
Francis J. Landry 
Robert P. Loring 
Edward D. Loveday 
Ernest Manchin . 



Wilfred M. March 

Frank M. Marsh 

B. Malcolm Martin 

Louis V. Massei 

John A. Massey 

Francis H. McCarran, Sr. 

Charles A. McKenna 

Edwin F. Moran 

John G. Moran 

Harding P. Mudge 

John F. Muthe 

Hjalmar T. Nordin 

James P. O'Leary 

Joseph W. Pendleton 

Russell F. Perkins 

George W. Pratt 

D. Joseph Quealy 

Patrick F. Regan 

Harry Remis 

John T. Rdley 

Robert A. Riley 

William J. Rose 

Charles J. Scanlon 

***Raphail Seiberg 

Alice L. Shaw 

Marcus L. Sherin 

George W. Smith 

Lila M. Smith 

Glover Swindlehurst 

James O. Thorner 

Harvey R. Trask 

***Ralph C. Tyler 

***Alexander P. Weinstein 

Carl G. Winer 

Robert W. Wright 

Harold W. Young 



***Moved out of town 



Board of Appeals 

Conrad P. Richardson, Chairman 
(Resigned June 26, 1948) 
Term expires 1949 
T. Paul Corcoran Jr. 
(Appointed July 8, 1948) 
C. Glover Bowes Eustis B. Grimes 

Term expires 1950 Term expires 1951 

Veterans' Service Committee 

James A. Hegarty, Chairman 

I. Murray Adams John E. Shannon 

Dr. Loring Grimes Raymond 0. Doane 

Walter C. Bouillet Donald Goss 

Henry F. Bufalino Robert C. Hunt 

Veterans' Housing Authority 
I. Murray Adams 
Thomas W. Duncan William H. Mclntyre 

John E. Shannon Robert C. Hunt 



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[Dec. 31 



World War II Memorial Committee 

Ernest Manchin 

Charles P. McGettrick Walter C. Bouillet 

Workmen's Compensation Agent 

Cedric Arnold 
Contributory Retirement Board 

Robert H. McAuliffe, Chairman 
Term expires 1949 
* Clarence W. Horton 
Howard L. Hamill 
Term expires 1950 
I. Murray Adams, Town Accountant, Secretary 
(Appointed by Statute) 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance 

(Appointed by Board of Public Welfare) 
Walter L. Ranger, Chairman 
Fred M. Seaton Donald Redfern 

Bernice H. Ranger 
Secretary 
Memorial Day Committee 
Ernest Manchin 

Roger J. Connell Charles P. McGettrick 

Fourth of July Committee 
Robert O'Neill Frederick C. Burk 

Lewis H. Berry Frederick Barker 

Dr. Charles Donovan Francis P. Wall 

Charles H. Lampard 

Armistice Day Committee 
John Cooper Ernest Manchin 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE MODERATOR 
Finance 

Precinct 1 Alfred N. Frazier Term expires 1950 

Precinct 2 J. Dane Chandler Term expires 1951 

Precinct 3 Ernest Manchin, Resigned September 30, 1948 
Lawrence W. Regester appointed January 20, 1949 
Terni Expires 1951 
Precinct 4 Robert C. Mansfield Term expires 1950 

Precinct 5 Frederic P. Clark Term expires 1949 

Precinct 6 Harold F. Carlson Term expires 1949 

Precinct 7 Richard N. Symonds Term expires 1950 

Precinct 8 Frederick S. Brennan Term expires 1949 

Albert S. Hills, Secretary 
Resigned October 1948 
Thomas M. Newth 

Secretary 
By-Law Committee 
Henry R. Mayo, Jr., Chairman 
Lewis H. Berry James F. Ryan 

Albert S. Hills James W. Santry, Jr. 

Thomas M. Newth Kenneth W. Ulman 

Post Office Committee 
William H. McCarthy, Chairman 
Albert S. Hills, Secretary Henry S. Baldwin 

Committee on Return of Deceased Soldiers 
Edgar U. Burdett Henry S. Baldwin James H. Dunn 

American Legion: Charles P. McGettrick, John Cooper 
Veterans of Foreign Wars: Walter C. Bouillet, Ernest Manchin 

♦Deceased 



1948] 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT 

Selectmen's Report 



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To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott: 

The Board of Selectmen submits herewith its annual report for 
the year 1948: 

Hearings and Conferences 

The Board of Selectmen held fifteen public hearings and one 
hundred sixty-five conferences with department heads, various com- 
mittees, and citizens of the town. 

Legislation 

Your Board of Selectmen was represented at a State House 
hearing pertaining to additional water supply lines and a survey is 
being conducted under State supervision. 

The Board of Selectmen is unanimously opposed to any increase 
in domestic gas rates and was represented at hearings for the purpose 
of recording its opposition. 

Transportation , 

The Board was successful in procuring bus service from the 
monument to Marblehead via Humphrey Street but due to lack of 
patronage it was necessary to discontinue this service. Your Select- 
men have recommended that the zone be extended from Millett Road 
to the corner of Atlantic Avenue, Humphrey Street and Puritan Road 
for the benefit of patrons. 

Police 

The new mobile police radio telephone system was installed in 
the two cruising cars thereby increasing the efficiency in this depart- 
ment and assuring citizens greater protection as this new system 
provides direct communication from the Police Station to cruising 
cars. The citizens are extended a cordial invitation to examine this 
equipment at any time. 

Chief of Police Francis P. Wall was honored by his appointment 
as a member of the National Safety Council. Swampscott has a good 
safety record and continued effort will be made to retain it. 

During the year several new traffic regulations were approved 
by the Board of Selectmen. These regulations were designed for 
the specific purpose of alleviating parking conditions in the beach 
district. 

Street Lighting 

Consideration was given and lights were installed in locations 
where it was deemed necessary. 

A light was provided for patrons using the Phillips Beach Rail- 
road station. This light was installed through courtesy of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad at the request of the Selectmen. 

Street Improvements 

Under Chapter 90 General Laws, Salem Street has been resur- 
faced and your Selectmen have recommended the elimination of car 
tracks on Humphrey Street and Essex Street. 



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[Dec. 31 



Housing . 

Conferences were held with the Veterans' Housing Committee 
and other department heads in an effort to expedite matters relating 
to Veterans' Housing. 

The Board wishes to thank this committee for its untiring efforts 
and cooperation in this undertaking. 

Town Engineer Howard L. Hamill and Surveyor of Highways 
Timothy J. Ryan are to be commended for their cooperation and 
assistance in conducting surveys and soundings. 

Cemetery 

It is the opinion of this Board that serious consideration be given 
to the erection of a new building to be used by the Superintendent 
of Cemetery for office space, storage of equipment and for proper 
facilities such as rest rooms for the use of the general public. 

Your Selectmen feel that the present delapidated and anti- 
quated building lacks all of the facilities mentioned above and does 
not render the service that is necessary for the comfort and pro- 
tection of our citizens and the public. 

This Board has requested Town Engineer Howard L. Hamill to 
survey certain parts of the Cemetery for the purpose of acquiring 
additional burial lots. 

The Town Counsel has been requested to draft new cemetery 
regulations. 

Beaches 

As a result of recent court decisions pertaining to the rights 
of citizens to use beaches, the Selectmen deem it imperative that 
our limited Town Meeting authorize the appointment of a committee 
to study the beach situation in our town. 

The decisions of the courts have a direct bearing on the rights 
of our citizens to use the beaches and we believe that it is vitally 
important that some action be taken to protect and safeguard the 
rights of our townspeople to enjoy the beaches. 

In brief, the courts have decreed in many instances that land 
owners adjacent to the beach own the land to low water mark and 
could therefore prohibit the use of this property to the general public. 

The Board is therefore sponsoring an article in the Town War- 
rant requesting the appointment of a committee to study our town's 
beach problem. 

With reference to parking in the Beach area the Selectmen have 
endeavored through the medium of traffic regulations to alleviate 
parking and other nuisances and will continue to cooperate to the 
end that these conditions be properly controlled or eliminated. 

Use of Old Town Hall 

Requests for use of this building continue to be great and we 
are making every effort to comply with requests of all organizations 
and individuals. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 

Board of Selectmen. 



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PERMITS AND LICENSES 

During the year the Board held hearings on applications for 
permits and licenses. 

We herewith submit a list of all licenses and permits which we 
have issued during the year. 

AUCTIONEER: 

Arthur G. Cronk, 99 Paradise Road 
Guy M. Foster, 3 Huron Street 
Michael M. Ingalls, 1 Puritan Lane 
Samuel P. Lavins, 94 Banks Road 
Robert H. McAuliffe, 172 Norfolk Avenue 

BOWLING: 

Daniel Barbuzzi d/b/a Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 217 Burrill 
Street 

DEALERS, USED CAR: 
Class I: 

John A. Purdon, d/b/a Swampscott Standard Garage, 460 

Humphrev Street 
Ripley & Fitzpatrick, 26 Puritan Road 

Class II: 

Nathan Francis, d/b/a Burrill Street Garage, 145 Burrill Street 
Cyril J. Gannon, d/b/a Gannon's Service, 620 Humphrey Street 

EXPRESS: 

Thomas E. Andresen, 98 Pine Street 
New Ocean House Inc., 216 Puritan Road 
Willis E. Shephard, 645 Humphrey Street 
David Sherman, 196 Burrill Street 
Victor E. Trenholm, 147 Redington Street. 

HAWKERS AND PEDDLARS: 

Charles T. Foundas, 98 Florence Avenue, Revere 
Speros Kolatsonis, 18 Richmond Place, Lynn 

INNHOLDERS: 

Keegan Hotel Corp. d/b/a Willey House, 80 Humphrey Street 
Lillian A. Little, d/b/a General Glover Inn, Salem Street 
New Ocean House, Inc., 216 Puritan Road 

Preston-Hollywood Corp., d/b/a Hotel Preston, 440 Atlantic 
Avenue 

JUNK: 

Jacob Goldberg, 26 Elm Place 
Louis Zletz, 36 Cherry Street 
Nathan Zletz, 15 Spring Court 

LIQUOR LICENSES: 

Innholders, All Alcoholic Beverages: 

Keegan Hotel Corp., d/b/a Willey House, 80 Humphrey Street 
Lillian A. Little, d/b/a General Glover Inn, Salem Street 
New T Ocean House, Inc., 216 Puritan Road 

Preston-Hollywood Corp., d/b/a Hotel Preston, 440 Atlantic 
Avenue 

Retail Package Goods Stores: 

All Alcoholic: 

Clancy's Package Store, Inc., 115-119 Burrill Street 
L. A. Hershman Inc., 136-138 Humphrey Street 
Shore Line Import Co. Inc., 503 Humphrey Street 



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[Dec. 31 



Wines and Malt Beverages: 

Gladys J. Bartlett, d/b/a The Farm Store, 402 Humphrey Street 
Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex Street 
Chris Janakas, 71 Roy Street 

Restaurant, Wines and Malt Beverages: 
Harry B. Watts, 15-17 Railroad Avenue 

Club, Wines and Malt Beverages: 

San Giovanni Battista Sport Club, Inc., 40 Burpee Road 

OVERHANGING SIGNS: 

Lewis Athanas, d/b/a Hawthorne By The Sea Inc., 149-155 
Humphrev Street 

Henry B. Ball & Willis B. Rushton, d/b/a Puritan Grill, 443 
Humphrey Street 

Bickford's Pharmacy, Inc., 135 Burrill Street 

John W. Booth, d/b/a Shore Line Import Co. Inc., 503 Hum- 
phrey Street 

John F. Campbell, d/b/a Jack's Spa, 410 Humphrey Street 
Almerida Chabot, d/b/a Al's Variety, 509 Humphrey Street 
Frances Davis, d/b/a Hollywood Dress Shop, 256 Humphrey 

Street 

Eaton the Druggist Inc., 146 Humphrey Street 
Essex County Auto Body Corp., 12 Pine Street 
Essex Oil Co. Inc., 197 Essex Street 
L. A. Hershman Inc., 134-148 Humphrey Street 
William R. Noyes, Jr., d/b/a Noyes Hardware, 434 Humphrey 
Street 

Parisian Cleansers Inc., 138 Humphrey Street 

John A. Purdon, d/b/a Swampscott Standard Garage, 460 

Humphrey Street 
Frank I. Richardson, 32-36 Humphrey Street 
Ripley & Fitzpatrick, 26 Puritan Road 

POOL LICENSES: 

Daniel Barbuzzi, d/b/a Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 217 Burrill 
Street 

SEVEN DAY COMMON VICTUALLERS: 

Lewis Athanas, d/b/a Hawthorne By The Sea, 149-155 Hum- 
phrey Street 

Ball & Rushton, d/b/a Puritan Grill, 443 Humphrey Street 
Bickford's Pharmacy, Inc., 135 Burrill Street 
John F. Campbell, d/b/a Jack's Spa, 410 Humphrey Street 
George H. Chaisson, 406 Humphrey Street 

Beatrice & Barney Chipman, d/b/a Pine Variety Delicatessen, 

52 Pine Street 
Doane's Inc., 131-141 Humphrey Street 
Eaton the Druggist Inc., 146 Humphrey Street 
Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex Street 

L. A. Hershman Inc., d/b/a Hershman's Delicatessen, 136-138 

Humphrey Street 
C. P. Jeffers Drug Store, 164 Humphrey Street 
Mair's Bakery, 112 Burrill Street 

Harry B. Watts, d/b/a Swampscott Restaurant, 15-17 Railroad 

Avenue 

TAXI: 

Wilbur C. Fuller, 19 Railroad Avenue (6) 
Ray W. Griffin, 489 Humphrey Street 

Helen F. Waldron, New Ocean House Garage, Humphrey Street 

(4) 



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ZONING: 

Eric A. Holmgren, d/b/a Glass Service Associates, 27 New 
Ocean Street 

Michael Mastromarino, 44 Cherry Street, grocery store 

MISCELLANEOUS: 

Charles M. Cahoon, Fish Trap License, 3 Cedar Hill Terrace 
John F. Hanifey, Golf Driving Range, 900 State Road 

BUDGET FOR 1949 

The following are the amounts requested by the various officers., 
boards, and committees for the conduct of their departments during 
the year 1949: 

General Government 

Budget Expenditures 

1949 1948 

Moderator $100.00 $100.00 

Finance Committee 400.00 409.67 

Town Meeting 150.00 114.00 

Selectmen 5,892.83 5,822.10 

Accounting 7,612.29 7,446.95 

Treasurer 5,775.00 6,549.22 

Certification of Notes and Bonds .... 25.00 6.00 

Law 1,900.00 2,120.60 

Collector of Taxes 8.034.83 6,950.79 

Town Clerk 4,312.83 3,950.37 

Elections and Registration 6,694.33 9.292.67 

Assessors 7,303.26 6,627.19 

Engineering 16,236.95 14,719.29 

Town Hall 14,530.04 14,329.52 

Planning Board 2.050.00 1,461.74 

Board of Appeals 800.00 333.02 

Contributory Retirement Board 15,375.76 14,401.64 

Totals $97,193.12 $94,634.77 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Police $83,052.09 $75,393.50 

Fire 113,844.00 99,390.30 

Inspector of Buildings 2,500.00 1,840.74 

Sealer of Weights and Measures .... 820.00 820.00 

Dog Officer 1,305.00 1,097.16 

Constable 100.00 100.00 

Insurance 15,000.00 10,759.19 

Forest Warden Others 100.00 73.00 



Totals $216,721.09 $189,473.89 

Health and Sanitation 

Health $46,715.40 $45,134.06 

District Nurse 1,500.00 . 825.00 

Sewer 17,558.66 15,226.72 



Totals $65,774.06 $61,185.78 

Highways and Bridges 

Highway $139,924.80 $132,167.20 

Lighting Streets 32,000.00 29,376.13 

Totals $171,924.80 $161,543.33 



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Charities and Veterans' Services 

Public Welfare $22,563.20 $19,712.53 

Old Age Assistance 73,643.87 63,505.63 

Old Age Dependent Children 10,250.00 7,091.88 

Veterans' Services 5.500.00 4,360.56 

Pensions and Compensation 13,194.60 11,624.61 

Totals $125,151.67 $106,295.21 

School and Library 

School $359,030.00 $340,004.03 

Library 23,068.00 23,177.11 

Totals $382,098.00 $363,181.14 

Recreation and L'nclassified 

Park $49,454.61 $47,926.16 

Legion Lease 1,350.00 1,350.00 

Reserve Fund 15,000.00 9,703.65 

Printing and Editing Town Reports .. 1,800.00 1,868.32 

Totals $67,604.61 60,848.13 

Enterprises 

Water $72,016.40 $62,896.51 

Cemetery 19,502.24 19,442.66 

Totals $91,518.64 $82,339.17 

Statutory Charges 

Debt Service $78,153.75 $53,038.94 

T. B. Hospital 18,364.34 14,651.97 

Totals $96,518.09 $67,690.91 

Grand Totals $1,314,504.08 $1,187,192.33 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 

Board of Selectmen. 



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Records of the Town Clerk 

January 21, 1948 
On the above date Vincent P. O'Brien, Moderator, appointed 

Richard N. Symonds from precinct 7 as a member of the Finance 

Committee. 
Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Town Warrant 

Monday. March 15, 1948 



Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said 
County: Greeting 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott quali- 
fied to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their re- 
spective precincts, in said Swampscott, to wit — 

In Precinct One — Polling Place — Machon School on Burpee 
Road. 

In Precinct Two — Polling Place — Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 

217 Burrill Street. 
In Precinct Three — Polling Place — Town Hall on Burrill 

Street. 

In Precinct Four — Polling Place — Clarke School, adjoining 
Abbott Park. 

In Precinct Five — Polling Place — Odd Fellows Hall, 115 

Elmwood Road. 
In Precinct Six — Polling Place — Hadley School on Reding- 

ton Street. 

In Precinct Seven — Polling Place — Essex Oil F.illing Station, 

638 Humphrey Street. 
In Precinct Eight — Polling Place — Phillips Beach Fire 

Engine House, Phillips Avenue. 

On Monday, the fifteenth day of March, 1948, at seven (7) 
o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz : 

At the close of the election the meeting will adjourn to Tuesday, 
the twenty-third day of March, 1948, at 7:45 P. M., at the Hadley 
Junior High School. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for 
one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 

(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Park Commission for three 
(3) years. 



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[Dec. 31 



To choose two members of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the 
Public Library for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 
three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Surveyor of Highways for three (3) years. 

To choose three constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Planning Board for five (5) 
years. 

To choose three constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Planning Board for five (5) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 
Trust Funds for three (3) years. 

To choose eight (8) representative Town Meeting Members 
in each precinct for three (3) years. 

To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member 
in Precinct One for one (1) year. 

To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member 

in Precinct One for two (2) years. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member 

in Precinct Two for two (2) years. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member 

in Precinct Seven for two (2) years. 

And to vote on the following questions: 

"Shall the provisions of Section 40 of Chapter 7 1- — 

of the General Laws, as amended, relative to equal pay ! YES | 

for men and women teachers, be in force in this | NO | 

Town?" 

"Shall Section 58B of Chapter 48 of the General] YES 1 

Laws providing for a 48-hour week for permanent-j — — j r 

members of fire department be accepted?" J ' 

All to be voted by ballot. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, 
boards and committees. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1949, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with Section 
17, Chapter 44, General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
to the recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, 
as contained in the reports of Officers, boards or committees. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 5. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditure of 
money, and creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property, as 
set forth in the report of officers, boards or committees. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
sufficient to pay a cost of living bonus of $5 per week to each full 
time employee of the various departments of the town as provided 
in the budget article or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Finance Committee. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses, as 
listed in the budget in the Selectmen's report of the annual town 
report for the year 1947. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of elected town officials for the ensuing year. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 9. To see if the town will authorize the Bureau of Old 
Age Assistance to appoint one of its own members as agent and in- 
vestigating officer and fix the salary of such appointee at $2,303.38 as 
provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.) 
Sponsored by the Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 

Article 10. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Welfare to appoint one of its own members as agent and in- 
vestigating officer and fix the salary of such appointee at $530 as 
provided by Chapter 41, Section 4 A of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.) 
Sponsored by the Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 11. To see if the town will authorize the Board of As- 
sessors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board 
each, to appoint a member of such boards to act as secretary thereof 
and receive pay therefor, as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4 A of 
the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by the Board of Assessors, 
the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to the account of unpaid bills for the purpose of settling all 
bills contracted prior to January 1, 1948 and remaining unpaid at 
the time of the closing of the town's books for the year 1947 ac- 
cording to the records of the Town Accountant. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to increase the salaries 
of all full time employees including elected officers and excluding 
school teachers therefrom and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Petitioned for by 
Clarence W. Horton et al. 

Article 14. To see if the towni will vote to purchase an auto- 
mobile to be used as a patrol car for the Police Department and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored bv the Board of Selectmen and the Chief of 
Police. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to install a mobile 
police telephone system and appropriate the necessary money there- 
for or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board o: 
Selectmen and Chief of Police. 



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[Dec. 31 



Article 16. To see if the town will vote to purchase a vapor 
tester and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Health Officer and Chief 
of the Fire Department. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to purchase a power 
lawn mower for the use of the Cemetery Department to replace the 
power lawn mower now in use and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board 
of Selectmen and Superintendent of Cemetery. 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to purchase a power 
lawn mower to replace the 1932 power lawn mower now in use and 
appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vot to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners to purchase loam, seed and fertilizer to pro- 
vide play space at Phillips Park in accordance with the long term 
plan of development for this park and appropriate the necessary 
money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners and the Water and Sewerage Board to pur- 
chase a crawler type tractor to use for the control of the dump and 
general construction work done by these two departments and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners and the 
Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners to purchase a three gang mower to be used 
with a power tractor for cutting the grass on athletic fields and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to pay any extra charges that may be incurred in connection 
with the construction with the Field House on Phillips Park. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the final payment of the architect's fees for the super- 
vision of the construction of the Field House at Phillips Park. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 24. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Park 
Commissioners to appoint supervisors of recreation and appropriate 
the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners and Board of Select- 
men. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners to purchase the necessary materials for and 
construct a hooded backstop at Jackson Park and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners to purchase and erect a section of steal 
bleachers at the baseball field at Jackson Park and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 



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Article 27. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Park Commissioners to purchase thirty-five bronze memorial 
plaques to be placed at the base of memorial trees being planted 
on the Administration Building Grounds and appropriate the neces- 
sary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 28. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Park Commissioners to make the following repairs on Park buildings : 
— and appropriate the necessary money therefore or take any action 
relative thereto : 

Re-roof fish house 

Repair roof on tree shed 

Repair roof and gutters on Administration Building garage. 
Rebuild porch at rear entrance to the Administration building. 
Rebuild doors at Administration Building and Jackson Park 
storage building. 

Install shutters at Jackson Park lodge. 

Alter portable toilet building at Phillips Park for use as a 
garage. 

Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 29. To see if the town wil vote to remodel the town 
barns on Paradise Road for the purpose of providing storage space 
for the new equipment and a locker room for the men of the High- 
way Department and appropriate the necessary money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Surveyor of High- 
ways. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 26-^ 
of the Acts of 1947 amending Chapter 41 of the General Laws by 
adding Section 110A which reads as follows: 

"Any public office in any city or town may remain 
closed on any or all Saturdays as may be determined from 
time to time, in a city by the city council, subject to the 
provisions of the city charter, or, in a town, by vote of 
the town at a special or regular town meeting, and the provi- 
sions of section nine of chapter four shall apply in the case 
of such closing of any such office on any Saturday to the 
same extent as if such Saturday were a legal holiday." 
Petitioned for by Ralph I. Lindsey. et al. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to re-surface the playground area on the northwesterly 
side of the Machon School and erect a chain link fence along the 
street side of this area, the said work to be done under the direction 
of the School Committee and the supervision of the Town Engineer. 
Sponsored by the School Committee and the Upper Swampscott 
Improvement Association. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to establish the number 
of Selectmen constituting the Board of Selectmen at five, as pro- 
vided by General Laws (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 41, Section 1. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be used in conjunction with money appropriated by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of Essex for the 
repair or construction of highways as provided by Chapter 90 of the 
General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the payment of land damages for the taking of land 
by the county commissioners in connection with the resurfacing and 
relocation of Salem Street. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 35. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Select- 
men to acquire by purchase or by Eminent Domain land located at 
113-115 Burrill Street and 11 Paradise Road for the purpose of 
eliminating the "S" curve so-called at the intersection of Burrill 
Street, New Ocean Street and Paradise Road as shown on plan 
entitled "Swampscott Paradise Road" dated November 22, 1937, ap- 
propriating the necessary money therefor or taking any action rela- 
tive thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and Town 
Engineer. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote tio amend Article 7 
of the Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Town of Swampscott by 
adding thereto the following section: 

Section 14. No driver of any vehicle shall so operate 
such vehicle on any street or highway within the town, in a 
manner that will cause the contents of its load to spill, leak, 
drop, blow or otherwise escape therefrom upon said street 
or highway. 

Petitioned for by Wayne Anderson et al. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott by striking out all provisions 
of the existing by-laws and amendments thereto together with any 
zoning map or maps that may be a part thereof and substituting 
therefor a new zoning by-law and zoning map as prepared by the 
Planning Board. Sponsored by the Planning Board. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by adding the following described land to that area on the 
official zoning map of the town which is marked black so that the 
same may be used for business purposes: 

Beginning at a point on the Northerly side of Paradise 
Road, which point is located 229 feet Easterly from 
land now or formerly of Young ; thence running Easterly 
by said Paradise Road 120 feet; thence running Northerly 
by land now or formerly of Eldridge T. Davis and Dorothy 
E. Davis 80 feet; thence running Westerly by said land now 
or formerly of said Davis' 120 feet; thence running Souther- 
ly by said land now or formerly of said Davis' 80 feet to the 
point of beginning, containing 9600 square feet of land. Be 
all of said measurements more or less or however other- 
wise bounded and described and being a part of Lot A 
as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land belonging to the 
Town of Swampscott situated in Swampscott, Massachu- 
setts," dated June 30, 1947 and drawn by Howard L. 
Hamill, and said part being hereafter designated as Lot D. 
Petitioned for by Eldridge T. Davis et al. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Laws so that the property being numbered 5, 9, 11 and 15 on 
Paradise Road may be changed from its present residential zone so 
that it may be used for business and shown as black on the official 
zoning map. Petitioned for by Joseph G. Clancy et al. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by adding the following described land to that area on the 
official zoning map of the town which is marked black so that the 
same may be used for business purposes: 

A parcel of land situated in Swampscott, Massachu- 
setts, being Lot No. 8 on a plan of lots owned by Charles 
R. Smith, dated July, 1912, recorded in Essex South District 
Registry of Deeds, Book 2271, Page 55, and bounded and 
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and 50/100 (65.50) feet; Northeasterly by land now or 
formerly of Chase, one hundred forty-four and 48/100 
(144.48) feet; Southeasterly by land now or formerly of 
Ingalls, being Lot 4 on said 'plan, ninety (90) feet; South- 
westerly by Lots 5, 6 and 7 on said plan, about one hundred 
forty-two and 50/100 (142.50) feet; Northwesterly by land 
now or formerly of Bassett, about thirty-one (31) feet; 
and Southwesterly again by land now or formerly of 
Bassett, forty-six and 81/100 (46.81) feet. Be all of said 
measurements more or less or however otherwise bounded 
and described. 

Petitioned for by John J. Lally et al. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 133 
of the Acts of 1938 entitled "An Act Tending to Prevent Multiplicity 
of Proposals for the Same Change in Zoning Ordinances or By-Laws 
or in Their Application." Sponsored by the Board of Appeals and 
Planning Board. 

Article 42. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Fire 
Engineers to repair the roof of the Central Fire Station and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Fire Engineers to complete the repairs to the Phillips Beach 
Engine House and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 44. To see if the town will accept Chapter 649 of the Acts 
of 1947 which provides for a 40 hour week for all town employees 
except policemen, firemen and school teachers. Petitioned for by 
Clarence W. Horton et al. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to direct the Select- 
men to petition the Legislature to authorize the town to appropriate 
money to establish a scholarship fund for Swampscott residents who 
are graduates of a high school or its equivalent as a memorial to the 
veterans of World War II. Sponsored by the Veterans' Memorial 
Committee. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to construct and erect 
a memorial plaque to the memory of residents of the town who died 
in World War II and appropriate the necessary money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men and World War II Memorial Committee. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to prepare and distribute 
a book containing the names, addresses, rank and military service of 
all the residents of the town who served with the armed forces in 
World War II and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and 
World War II Memorial Committee. 

Article 48. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to reimburse any veterans' organization for expenses actually in- 
curred by such organization in connection with the military funeral 
or burial of s person who died while serving overseas in the military 
or naval servi e of the United States in World War II and who was 
domiciled in the town at the time of entering such service as provid- 
ed for by Chapter 624 of the Acts of 1947. Sponsored by the Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of the Fourth of July and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 50. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of Memorial Day and appropriate 
the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 51. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of Armistice Day and appro- 
priate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 52. To see if the town will appropriate an additional 
sum of money to be added to the money already appropriated at the 
Annual Town Meeting of 1947 for the resurfacing of Salem Street 
under the provisions of Chapter 90 of the General Laws to be used 
in conjunction with monies which have already been allocated to that 
purpose by the State and County. Sponsored by the Board of Selects- 
men. 

Article 53. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the payment of land damages for the taking of land 
by the County Commissioners to widen Humphrey Street on the 
northerly side between Ocean Avenue and Salem Street. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to accept the provisions 
of General Laws (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 40, Section 6B which provides 
as follows: 

"A city or town which accepts this section may appro- 
priate money for the purchase of uniforms for the members 
of its police and fire departments." 
Petitioned for by Lincoln A. Palmer et al. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
in Burpee Road for a distance of approximately 250 feet and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board and the Board 
of Health. 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer 
in Forest Avenue for a distance of approximately 250 feet and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board and the 
Board of Health. 

Article 57. To see if the town will vote to resurface that portion 
of Plymouth Avenue and Worcester Avenue in which the sewer was 
recently completed, and appropriate the necessary money therefor 
or take any action relative thereto. Petitioned for by Elmer L. 
Morley et al. 

Article 58. To see if the town will vote to repair the drain 
running from Commonwealth Avenue to Marshall Street and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Petitioned for by Louis J. Williams et al. 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to lay a drain from Pitman Road to the Boston 
& Maine Railroad, enclosing a portion of an open brook and repair- 
ing any portion of the closed drainage from Essex Street that is 
necessary and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Town Engineer, Board of 
Health and Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 60. To see if the town will vote to accept Bates Road 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 



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all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 61. To see if the town will vote to accept Long-ley 
Avenue as a public way. as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance 
with the plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on 
condition that all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned 
for by Adra L. Day et al. 

Article 62. To see if the town will vote to provide housing for 
the veterans of World War II and their families under the provisions 
of Chapter 372 of the Acts of 1946 as amended by Chapter 479 of 
the Acts of 1947 or under the provisions of any authority of the 
United States Government and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor from the tax levy or by borrowing or otherwise or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Veterans' Service Commit- 
tee and Board of Selectmen. 

Article 63. To see if the town will vote to designate a Board 
or officer or establish a new board or office for the purpose of carry- 
ing out the veterans' housing program under the provisions of 
Chapter 372 of the Acts of 1946 as amended by Chapter 479 of the 
Acts of 1947 and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and 
Veterans' Advisory Committee. 

Article 64. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase, 
by gift or taking by eminent domain one or more tracts of land of 
sufficient size for a housing development for veterans under the 
provisions of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 1946 as amended by Chapter 
479 of the Acts of 1947 and appropriate the necessary money there- 
for by borrowing or from the tax levy or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and Veterans' Ad- 
visory Committee. 

Article 65. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to convey to Alma H. Dunn, all right, title and interest 
of the town in and to the following parcel of land bounded and de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at a stone bound on the Northerly side 
of Essex Street; thence running by Essex Streets 87°-50" E a distance 
of eight and ninety-nine one-hundreths (8.99) feet; thence turning 
and running in a general Northerly direction by a curved line having 
a radius of seventeen and sixty one-hundreths (17.60) feet a distance 
of forty-six and forty-five one-hundreths (46.45) feet to the Southerly 
side of Cherry Street; thence turning and running by Cherry Street 
N 59°-00' — "W a distance of fifteen and fifty-seven one-hundreths 
(15.57) feet to land of Alma H. Dunn; thence turning and running 
by said land of Alma H. Dunn S 7°-44' — 40" W a distance of forty 
and seventy-three one-hundreths (40.73) feet to a stone bound and 
the point of beginning. Said lot contains about 774 square feet of 
land. Petitioned for by Oscar B. Colley et al. 

Article 66. To see if the town will vote to establish the office 
of Inspector of Wires to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen 
under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 166, Section 32, and 
appropriate the necessary money therefor and adopt the following 
by-laws : 

Section 1. There shall be appointed annually by the 
Board of Selectmen an Inspector of Wires. Such appoint- 
ment shall be made in April of each year and he shall hold 
office from the first day of May following for the term of 
one year and until another is appointed in his place. The 
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record of the business of his department and submit to the 
Selectmen in time for publication in the annual town report 
a yearly report of such business. 

Section 2. He shall require all persons and corpora- 
tions owning or operating wires to conform to all the laws 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to all rules and 
regulations contained in the National Underwriters' Code. 

Section 3. Any person or corporation operating elec- 
tric or other wires with in the town shall, upon request 
of the Inspector, furnish him with such information as may 
be necessary to the faithful and effectual discharge of his 
duties under this by-law. 

Section 4. The Inspector shall have access at all rea- 
sonable times to all wires, appliances, and apparatus in the 
interior of a public building or on private premises, which 
are intended for carrying an electric light or power current, 
and no person shall arrange, affix or change any such wires 
or apparatus without giving the Inspector reasonable op- 
portunity to inspect such wires and their arrangement and 
fixtures before the same are covered or enclosed; and no 
person shall place such wires in any building in process of 
construction until all gas, steam, water, and furnace pipes 
have been placed in proper position. No person shall con- 
nect such wires in the interior of a public building and on 
private premises with an outside circuit which crosses or 
runs along, over or under, any street or way of the town 
without written permission therefor having been first ob- 
tained from the Inspector. 

Section 5. No electrical installation shall be made in 
any house, factory, building or structure of any type or af- 
fixed in any way to any portion of any premises in the Town 
of Swampscott which is intended to be connected with an 
outside electrical circuit which crosses or runs along over or 
under any street or way of the town, unless a written per- 
mit to make such electrical installation is granted by the 
Inspector of Wires to the person, firm or corporation mak- 
ing written application for such electrical installation. 

Section 6. Fees shall be charged by the Inspector of 
Wires to any person, firm or corporation applying for per- 
mits for electrical installations as provided in Section 5; 
said fees to be paid by the applicants when such permits are 
issued in accordance with the following schedule: 



Fees for Electrical Permits 
Current Consuming Outlets 

For 1 through 10 outlets $0.25 

For 11 through 25 outlets 50 

For 26 through 50 outlets 1.00 

For 51 through 100 outlets 1.50 

For each additional 25 outlets or fractional 

part thereof in excess of 100 .25 

Bell transformers and heat control regulators 
will be classed as current consuming outlets. 

Motors 

For each motor installed $0.50 

Heating Devices 

For first 2,000 watts or less 50 

For each additional 5,000 watts or fractional 

part thereof 50 



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Other Permits 

For temporary installations 50 

For signs -50 

For permits not otherwise specified .50 

No fee shall be paid for the installation of portable ap- 
pliances for use with convenience outlets. All fees received 
by the Inspector of Wires as receipts and accounted for by 
him. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 67. To see if the town will vote to transfer the sum of 
Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) from the Cemetery Lots Fund to 
private cemetery funds. Sponsored by the Town Accountant. 

Article 68. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell or otherwise dispose of Real Estate now or 
hereafter owned by the town and acquired through foreclosure or 
purchased under General Laws (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 60, as amended 
for non-payment of taxes and appropriate a sum of money therefor, 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. % 

Article 69. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund of the town to the account of Current 
Revenue such sum of money as the Board of Assessors may deem 
advisable, said sum to be used and applied by the Board of Asses- 
sors in reduction of the tax levy, or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 70. To see what action the town will take on the matter 
of transferring certain unexpended balances, as shown on the books 
of the Town Accountant as a December 31, 1947, to the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 71. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town to 
raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money 
as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the 
foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Administration Building, at the 
Post Office, and in at least two public and conspicuous places in each 
precinct in the town and at or in the immediate vicinity of each rail- 
road station in the town, not less than seven days before the day ap- 
pointed for said meeting. 

The polls will close at 7 :00 P. M. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of February, A. D., 1948. 
[Seal] 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 



LEONABD H. BATES, Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices and at least two public and 
conspicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the 
immediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Satur- 
day March 6, 1948, the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

LEONARD H. BATES, 

Constable. 



The warrants for the annual town meeting were mailed to the 
Town Meeting Members on Friday, March 5, 1948. 



March 17, 1948. 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify in accordance with Chapter II, Section 2, of the 
By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the folowing advertisement was 
published in the Lynn Daily Evening Item and the Lynn Telegram 
News on Wednesday, March 17, 1948. # 



TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

March 16, 1948. 

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1948, AT 7:45 P. M. 
To the Town Meeting Members : 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II 
"B" Section 2 of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, 
that the Adjourned Annual Town Meeting will be held Tues- 
day, March 23, 1948, at 7:45 P. M. at the Hadley School 
Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members 

on March 16, 1948: 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II 
"B" Section 2 of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, 
that the Adjourned Annual Town Meeting Meeting will be 
held Tuesday, March 23, 1948, at the Hadley School Hall." 
Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Annual Town Meeting 

Monday, March 15, 1948 



In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott, assembled at their several precincts in the Town of Swampscott, 
and were called to order by the presiding officer in each precinct at 
7 o'clock A. M. The warrant with the return thereon was read by the 
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The following were appointed Precinct Officers and qualified for 
same. 

Precinct One Precinct Five 

Warden — J. Hervey Blackford (R) Warden — John T. Morrison (R) 
Clerk — Harriett T. Kain(D) Clerk — Christina Pearce (D) 

Inspector — Ruth B. Houghton (R) Inspector — Joan E. Brown (R) 
Inspector — LaurettaM.Founier (D) Inspector — Francis McCarran (D) 
Tellers — Mary L. Ronzano (D) Tellers — Alice E. Leslie (D) 
Sarah I. Norcross (R) Sydna H. Collins (R) 

Cornelia T. Moore (R) Bessie P. Laxton ((E) 

Martha K. Cafferty (R) Helen E. Gillen (R) 

Florence L. O'Neal (I) Florence E. Scanlon (D) 

Precinct Two Doris Humphrey (R) 

Warden— Harry Cahoon (R) Precinct Six 

Clerk — Ernest Loyte (&) Warden — Irving Curtis (R) 

Inspector — James E. Conner (D) Clerk — Anna M. Burke (D) 
Inspector — Lillian A. Currant (R) Inspector — Anna G. Mather (D) 
Tellers — Valerie B. Byrne (R) Inspector — Lucy G. Nickerson (R) 
Ruth H. Conley (R) Tellers— Eva Evans (R) 

Doris L. Smith (D) Doris L. Torrey (R) 

• Margaret Nolan (D) Katherine E. Lamkin (R) 

William Patten (R) Blanche L. Pratt (R) 

Cleora Tilden (R) Sarah G. Holbry (R) 

Precinct Three Rub ^ Dow (I) 

Warden— Stuart P. Ellis (R) Precinct Seven 

Clerk— Donald L. Sawyer (D) Warden— Lee A. Cooley (&}) 

Inspector — Aimer A. Jackson (R) Clerk — Francis Pedrick (I) 

Inspector — Esther F. Philbin (R) Inspector — Annie L. Ward (D) 

Tellers— Winifred G. Jacobs (R) Inspector — Earl M. Bailey (R) 

Elva P. Garey (R) Tellers — Grace L. Russell (R) 
Elizabeth M. Callahan (D) Madeline E. Costin (I) 

Dorothy I. Legere (D) Honora Nevils (I) 

Marion S. Lees (R) Netta Olson (D) 

Susan S. Clay (R) William Weber (D) 

Margaret M. Stinson (D) Josephine Donovan (D) 

Precinct Four Precinct Eight 

Warden — Henry P. Grace (D) Warden — Etta J. Minton (R) 

Clerk— Bessie F. Maguire (D) Clerk— Gladys E. Williams (R) 

Inspector — Anna C. Howard (R) Inspector — Mary B. Hill (R) 

Inspector — Edith J. Johnson (R) Inspector — Pauline Duncan (R) 

Tellers — Lucille B. Duggan (D) Tellers — Anna T. Connors (D) 
Eileen F. Goodwin (D) Mary Beaton (R) 

Henrietta Brown (R) Irene L. Perkins (I) 

Sarah P. Shoals (R) Helen C. Burk (D) 

Helen M. Coan (D) Sarah Connors (D) 

Martha L. Graham (R) Ida G. Ingalls (I) 

The polls opened at 7 A. M. and the count started at 3 o'clock 
P. M. The ballot boxes registered correctly and the checks on the 
voting list were the same as the vote cast. 

Precinct Three was the first to make a return at 8:05 P. M. 
Precinct One was the last at 9 :50 P. M. 

The following number of votes were cast: 

Precinct One 485 

Precinct Two 494 

Precinct Three 447 

Precinct Four 425 

Precinct Five 462 

Precinct Six 380 



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Precinct Seven 584 

Precinct Eight 447 



Total Vote Cast 3724 

For Moderator for 1 Year: Total 

Vincent P. O'Brien (E) 370 405 374 372 404 340 488 384 3137 

Blanks 115 89 73 53 58 40 96 63 587 



For Selectmen for 1 Year: 

Edgar U. Burdett (E) 242 316 303 312 362 293 364 324 2516 

Frederick R. Champion 397 318 242 198 239 198 306 217 2115 

Roger J. Connell (E) 253 301 277 270 292 259 378 300 2330 

Kenneth W. Ulman (E) 294 319 305 295 308 245 329 277 2372 

Blanks 269 228 214 200 185 145 375 223 1839 

For Water & Sewerage Board for 3 Years: 

George B. Atkins (E) 394 418 371 363 393 320 443 372 3074 

Blanks 91 76 76 62 69 60 141 75 650 

For Assessor for 3 Years : 
Clarence B. Humphrey 

(E) 197 220 208 214 277 244 315 287 1962 

Ernest Manchin 231 241 204 187 156 118 223 115 1475 

Blanks 57 33 35 24 29 18 46 45 287 

For Park Commissioner for 3 Years: 

Frederick C. Burk (E) 414 417 367 377 406 321 467 385 3154 

Blanks 71 77 80 48 56 59 117 62 570 

For School Committee for 3 Years: 

Harvev A. Craig 186 143 152 116 136 114 159 97 1103 

Blanche E. Doyle (E) 217 221 214 192 188 164 283 239 1718 

Edward K. Hempel (E) 203 273 211 259 270 195 265 168 1844 

Robert F. O'Neill 171 188 175 174 199 164 274 276 1621 

Blanks 193 163 142 109 131 123 187 114 1162 

For Trustee of Public Library for 3 Years: 

Ruth M. Barry (E) 182 159 157 135 152 137 205 152 1279 

Warren W. Morton .... 87 100 101 96 115 113 172 166 950 

Calvin S. Tilden 119 137 123 143 125 73 114 97 931 

Blanks 97 98 66 51 70 57 93 32 564 

For Surveyor of Highways for 3 Years: 

Timothy J. Ryan (E) 389 396 375 374 397 311 445 383 3070 

Blanks 96 98 72 51 65 69 139 64 654 

For Board of Public Welfare for 3 Years: 

Donald Redfern (E) .... 386 386 366 361 386 318 453 376 3032 

Blanks 99 108 81 64 76 62 131 71 692 

For Board of Health for 3 Years: 

H. Allen Durkee <E) .. 389 387 354 363 397 320 458 381 3049 

Blanks 96 107 93 62 65 60 126 66 675 

For Constable for 1 Year: 

Wayne Anderson (E) .. 364 379 333 334 376 273 404 352 2815 

Leonard H. Bates (E) 358 383 347 340 381 284 409 350 2852 

Willis E. Shephard (E) 347 376 340 343 388 310 469 366 2939 



Blanks" 386 344 321 258 241 273 470 273 2566 

For Planning Board for 5 Years: 
Harold M. King (E) 1 16 13 1 12 43 

Blanks 484 494 447 409 449 380 583 435 3681 

For Commissioner of Trust Funds for 3 Years: 
Conrad P. Richardson 

(E) 336 349 317 334 363 274 416 342 2731 

Blanks 149 145 130 91 99 106 168 105 993 



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"Shall the provisions of Section 40 of Chapter 71 of the General 
Laws, as amended, relative to equal pay for men and women teachers, 



be in force in this Town? 



"Shall Section 58B of Chapter 48 of the General Laws providing 
for a 48-hour week for permanent members of fire departments be 
accepted?" 



No (E) 233 299 242 288 351 263 381 340 2397 

Blanks 24 13 15 11 18 13 33 12 139 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 1, for three Years: 

Wayne Anderson (E) 305 

Thomas E. Andresen (E) 261 

Leonard H. Bates (E) 277 

Chester E. Bradley (E) 317 

Frederick R. Champion (E) 328 

Louis Cappuccio 195 

Donato Dandreo 139 

William F. Durgin, Jr. (E) 252 

William S. Healy 194 

Robert B. Hegarty (E) 272 

Iver K. Johnson 163 

Woodbury L. Rodrick (E) 247 

Blanks 930 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 1, for two Years: 

Michael Mastromarino (E) 11 

Blanks 474 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 1, for One Year: 

John Mastromarino (E) 11 

Blanks 474 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 2, for Three Years: 

Harry E. Cahoon (E) 345 

Edward P. Carroll (E) 349 

J. Dane Chandler (E) 319 

Robert L. Cunningham (E) 326 

Albert E. Devitt (E) 336 

Frank B. Drummond (E) 335 

C. Frank Hathaway (E) 346 

Robert Linden (E) 26 

Blanks ! 1570 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 3, for Three Years: 

LeRoy S. Austin (E) 308 

Ralph E. Bicknell (E) 335 

Edgar U. Burdett (E) 308 

Henry J. Callahan (E) 2 93 

Loring Grimes (E) : v 320 

Harry M. Lowd (E) 318 

Francis T. Pedrick (E) 314 

Lawrence W. Regester (E) 295 

Blanks 1080 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 4, for Three Years: 

Herbert R. Anderson (E) 314 

Richard Chambers (E) 308 

Alfred B. Jones (E) 306 

Robert H. McAuliffe (E) 312 

R. David Sewall (E) 301 

Walter B. Snell (E) 310 



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Kenneth W. Ulman (E) 318 

Norbert Ulman (E) 48 

Blanks 1183 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 5, for Three Years: 

Henry S. Baldwin (E) 351 

Walter F. Brady (E) 339 

Harold G. Enholm (E) 366 

Edward K. Hempel (E) 367 

Harry D. Linscott (E) 362 

William H. Mclntyre 292 

John S. McKenney (E) , 300 

Winthrop M. Sears (E) 359 

J. Henry Welch (E) 349 

Blanks 611 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 6, for Three Years : 

Frank G. W. Coletti (E) 283 

Matthew Fitzpatrick (E) 270 

Clarence B. Humphrey (E) 284 

Frank E. Morrison (E) 280 

Roger W. Pope (E) 290 

George Chaisson (E) 13 

Harold Morse (E) 5 

Blanks 1615 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 7, for Three Years: 

Edward F. Breed (E) 384 

John C. Callahan (E) 347 

Patrick J. Cryan (E) 344 

H. Allen Durkee (E) 421 

Michael M. Ingalls 247 

Robert F. Kimball (E) 377 

Francis N. Lang (E) 294 

Joseph M. Mattera 250 

Anthony J. Queena (E) 254 

Harold P. Willet (E) 336 

Blanks 1418 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 7, for Two Years: 

John Mattera (E) 28 

Blanks 556 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 8, for Three Years: 

Richard P. Breed (E) 370 

George W. Howe (E) 360 

John R. Hurlburt (E) 354 

Lawrence B. Leonard (E) 363 

Joel W. Reynolds (E) 354 

C. Fred Smith, Jr. (E) 363 

George F. Vincent (E) : 358 

John S. Way (E) 353 

Blanks 701 

Arjourned to Tuesday Evening, March 23, 1948 at the Hadley 
School Hall at 7:45 P. M. MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JfRi., 

Attest: Town Clerk. 



Adjourned Annual Town Meeting 

Tuesday, March 23, 1948 



In accordance with the adjournment of Monday, March 15, 
1948, the Town Meeting Members were called to order at 7:47 P. M., 
the necessary quorum being present (137). New Members were sworn 
in by the Town Clerk. 



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Voted: That the reading of the records of the last meeting be 
omitted. 

Voted: Article 2. That this article be laid on the table. 

Voted: Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1949, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one 
year and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of 
less than one year, in accordance with Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Voted Article 4. To accept the report of the Post Office Com- 
mittee and adopt its recommendations. 

Voted Article 5. That this article be laid on the table. 

Voted Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That all full time elected officials and full time employees of the 
Town, with the exception of the School Department personnel, 
receive additional temporary compensation of $265.00 for the year 
1948 which shall not affect their basic pay rates. The appropriations 
necessary to provide for this additional temporary compensation for 
the year 1948 are recommended in the budgets of the various de- 
partments under Article 7. 

Voted Article 7. To dispense with the reading of this article. 

Voted: That the item Clerk, in the Town Clerk's Office, be 
$1703.13. 

Voted: To accept the report of the Finance Committee and adopt 
their recommendations as follows: 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Appropriations Totals 

Moderator : 

Salary $ 100.00 $ 100.00 

Finance Committee: 

Salary 400.00 400.00 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Town Meeting: 

Checkers 20.00 20.00 

Others 130.00 130.00 

Selectmen : 

Selectmen Salaries 1,500.00 

Secretary 750.00 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Extra Clerical 100.00 

Article 6 (1) 265.00 4,429.58 

Others 1,800.00 1,800.00 

Town Accountant: 

Salary 3,317.60 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Clerk Half Time 907.29 

Extra Clerical 200.00 

Article 6 (2V 2 ) 662.50 6,901.97 

Others 555.00 555.00 



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Treasurer : 

Salary 1,800.00 

Clerk 1,000.00 2,800.00 

Others 4,200.00 4,200.00 

Certification of Bonds & Notes 335.00 335.00 

Collector of Taxes: 

Salary 1,747.50 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Article 6 (1%) 397.50 3,959.58 

Others 3,000.00 3,000.00 

Law 1,250.00 1,250.00 

Town Clerk: 

Salary 847.50 

Clerk 1,703.13 

Article 6 (1%) 397.50 2,948.13 

Others 872.50 872.50 

Assessors: 

Salaries 2,500.00 

Assistants 

Secretary 50.00 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Extra Clerical 350.00 

Article 6 (1) 265.00 4,979.58 

Others 2,356.00 2,356.00 

Elections and Registration 

Salaries 687.50 

Election Officers 3,840.00 

Canvassers 800.00 

Clerk 1,442.66 

Article 6 (1) 265.00 7,035.16 

Others 2,500.00 2,500.00 

Engineering: 

Town Engineer 4,015.15 

Assistant Engineer 3,556.03 

Rodman *. 2,490.25 

Inspector 2,248.95 

Article 6 (4) 1,060.00 13,370.38 

Others 1,380.00 1,380.00 

Administration Building: 

Custodian Agent 2,887.48 

Janitors (2) 3,112.25 

Article 6 (2%) 596.25 6,595.98 

Others 3,457.00 3,457.00 

Town Hall : 

Janitor 1,867.35 

Article 6 (%) 198.75 2,066.10 

Others 1,556.00 1,556.00 

Planning Board: 

Clerk 50.00 50.00 

Others 3,000.00 3,000.00 

Board of Appeals: 

Clerk 100.00 100.00 

Others 3,00.00 3,00.00 



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Contributory Retirement: 
Administration 

Clerk Half Time 907.29 

Extra Clerical 100.00 

Article 6 (%) 132.50 1,139.79 

Others 600.00 600.00 

Pension Accumulation Fund 12,710.36 12,710.36 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 

Police: 

Chief 3,795.00 

Captains (2) 6,324.00 

Patrolmen (17) 47,090.00 . 

Reserves and Specials 2,770.00 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Article 6 (21) 5,565.00 67,358.58 

Others 7,830.00 

Travel outside Commonwealth 200.00 8,030.00 

Fire: 

Chief 3,795.00 , 

Deputy Chief 6,956.00 

Captains 6,324.00 

Firemen 63,694.00 

Extra Labor 1,000.00 

Clerk 50.00 

Article 6 (25 plus 3 part) 7,415.00 89,234.00 

Others 8,710.00 

Travel outside Commonwealth 75.00 8,785.00 

Forest Warden : 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Constable : 

Wages 100.00 100.00 

Sealer of Weights & Measures: 

Sealer 500.00 500.00 

Others 320.00 320.00 

Inspector of Buildings: 

•Inspector 1,500.00 

Assistant 250.00 1,750.00 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Dog Officer: 

Officer 800.00 800.00 

Others 480.00 480.00 

Insurance 11,000.00 11,000.00 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health: 

Board (3) 500.00 

Agent 3,317.60 

Clerk 1,814.58 

Nurse 2,136.67 

Dentist 1,650.00 

Article 6 (3) 795.00 10,213.85 

Others 5,165.00 5,165.00 

Refuse and Garbage 29,640.00 29,640.00 

District Nurse 825.00 825.00 



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Sewer : 

Commissioners 450.00 

Engineers 7,907.47 

Clerk 192.92 

Labor (extra & overtime) 300.00 

Article 6 (3) 795.00 9,645.39 

Others 4,960.00 4,960.00 

Brooks 300.00 300.00 

Emergency Sewers 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Particular Sewers 200.00 200.00 

CEMETERY 

Cemetery: 

Superintendent 3,445.20 

Labor 9,952.80 

Overtime 300.00 

Article 6 (5) 1,325.00 15,023.00 

Others 4,500.00 4,500.00 

Voted that the sum of $5,000.00 be 
transferred from the Cemetery Lots Fund 
to Cemetery Wages; and that the sum of 
$10,023. 00^ for Cemetery Wages and the 
sum of $4,500.00 for Cemetery Others be 
raised by the Tax Levy. 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 

Highway : 

Surveyor 3,795.00 

Clerk 240.00 

Labor 64,591.80 

Chapter 461, Acts 1935 None 

Article 6 (27 plus 2 part) 7,230.00 75,856.80 

Others 56,310.40 56,310.40 

Lighting Streets 30,000.00 30,000.00 

CHARITIES 

Public Welfare: 

Board Members (3) 350.00 

Secretary 100.00 

Executive Secretary 1,814.58 

Agent & Investigating Officer 530.00 

Extra Clerical 100.00 

Article 6 (1) 265.00 3,159.58 

Others , 12,350.00 12,350.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 8,250.00 8,250.00 

Old Age Assistance : 

Bureau Members (3) 900.00 

Secretary 100.00 

Settlement Clerk None 

Clerk 1814.58 

Extra Clerical 100.00 

Agent 1,008.91 

Article 6 (2) 530.00 4,453.49 

Others (Assistance) 59,200.00 59,200.00 

Veterans' Service : 

Agent 520.00 520.00 

Others 4,980.00 4,980.00 

Pensions: 

Police 1,095.00 

Fire 2,894.00 

Highway 8,181.66 

Park 1,218.00 13 388.66 



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SCHOOLS 

Schools: 

Salaries, Wages & Others 341,209.00 341,209.00 

Travel outside of Commonwealth 150.00 150.00 

LIBRARY 

Library : 

Librarian 3,300.00 

Assistants 7,552.00 

High School Assts 1,000.00 

Janitor 2,200.00 

Asst. Janitor 60.00 

Article 6 (6) 1,590.00 15,702.00 

Others 7,800.00 . 7,800.00 

RECREATION 

Park : 

Superintendent , 3,880.10 

Secretary None 

Labor (Regular) 25,796.21 

Labor (Extra) 2,294.00 

Specials 2,635.85 

Overtime 405.00 

Clerk None 

Article 6 (11) 2,915.00 37,926.16 

Others 10,000.00 10,000.00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

Legion Lease 1,350.00 1,350.00 

Town Reports 1,825.80 1,825.80 

Reserve Fund 12,500.00 12,500.00 

Workmen's Compensation : 

Agent 50.00 50.00 

Voted that the sum of $12,500.00 bo 
transferred from the Overlay Reserve 
Account to the account of Reserve Fund 
for 1948. 

ENTERPRISES 

Water Department: 

Commissioners (3) 1,350.00 

Clerk 1,933.75 

Superintendent 3,880.10 

Labor 19,598.26 

Article 6 (8) 2,120.00 28,882.11 

Others 5,690.00 5,690.00 

Metropolitan Water Tax 18,000.00 18,000.00 

Emergency Water 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Pipe & Fittings 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Voted that the sum of $52,572.11 be 
taken from the receipts of the Water 
Department for the year 1948 and that 
the sum of $20,000.00 be transferred 
from the Water Available Surplus Ac- 
count to the Water Department for items 
Emergency Water and Pipe & Fittings. 

DEBT SERVICE 

Interest : 

General Debt Inside 4,823.75 

General Debt Outside 2,210.00 

Sewer Debt Outside 306.25 

Temporary Loans 1,500.00 

Interest Refunds 50.00 8,890.00 



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Maturing Debt: 

General Debt Inside 29,000.00 

General Debt Outside 13,000.00 

Sewer Debt Outside 1,500.00 43,500.00 

Voted: Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
Committee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to fix the salary and compensation of all 
elective officers of the Town as provided by section 108 of chapter 
41, General Laws, as amended: 
Selectmen (3) 



Chairman 500.00 

Another member 500.00 

Another member 500.00 

Moderator : 100.00 

Town Clerk 847.50 

Collector of Taxes 1,747.50 

Water & Sewerage Commissioners (3) 

Chairman 1,000.00 

Another member 400.00 

Another member 400.00 

Assessors (3) 

Chairman 1,500.00 

Another member 500.00 

Another member 500.00 

Treasurer 1,800.00 

Board of Public Welfare (3) 

Chairman 150.00 

Another member 100.00 

Another member 100.00 

Board of Health (3) 

Chairman 200.00 

Another member 150.00 

Another member 150.00 

Surveyor of Highways 3,795.00 

Constable (1 of 3 ) 100.00 



Voted Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Bureau of Old Age Assistance to 
appoint one of its own members as agent and investigating officer 
and fix the salary of such appointee at $2,312.29 as provided by Sec. 
4A, Chap. 41, G. L. and that the said $2,312.29 be appropriated as 
follows: $1,053.38 from the U. S. Grant O. A. A. Administration, 
$250.00 from the U. S. Grant A. D. C. Administration and $1,008.91 
from the Tax Levy which has been recommended under Article 7. 

Voted: Article 10. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Board of Public Welfare to ap- 
point one of its own members as agent and investigating officer and 
fix the salary of such appointee at $530.00 as provided by Sec. 4A, 
Chap. 41, G. L. The appropriation to pay this salary has been recom- 
mended under Article 7. 

Voted: Article 11. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 



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That the Town authorize the Board of Park Commissioners, the 
Board of Assessors and the Planning Board each, to appoint a mem- 
ber of such boards to act as secretary thereof and receive pay there- 
for at the fixed rate of $50.00 each per year. The appropriations 
necessary to pay these salaries are recommended under Article 7. 

Voted: Article 12. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows : 

That the Town appropriate the sum of $894.47 to the Account 
of Unpaid Bills for the purpose of settling all bills contracted prior 
to January 1, 1948 and remaining unpaid at the time of closing of 
town's books for the year 1947 according to the records of the 
Town Accountant in conformity with the provisions of Sec. 64, 
Chap. 44 G. L. The unpaid bills are as follows: Selectmen Others, 
$8.00; Lighting Streets, $886.47. 

Voted: Article 13. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 14. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as folows: 

That the Town vote to purchase an automobile to be used as a 
patrol car for the Police Department, authorize the Board of Select- 
men to trade a 1942 DeSoto on account of the purchase price and 
that the sum of $1200.00 be appropriated from the Excess and Defi- 
ciency Account for the purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 15. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to install a mobile police telephone system 
and that the sum of $1125.00 be appropriated for the installation 
of a New England Tel & Tel. Co., mobile radio system covering 
two cars. It is further recommended that the sum of $450.00 be ap- 
propriated for the maintenance and service of this system during 
the last six months of 1948, being one half of a full year's charge 
for this purpose. The equipment remains the property of the N. E. 
Tel. & Tel. Co. 

Voted: Article 16. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to purchase a "Davis Vapotester Model 5" 
or its equivalent for the detection of combustible gases or vapors, 
said equipment to be in the custody of the Fire Department, and 
that the sum of $110.00 be appropriated for the purpose of this 
article. 

Voted: Article 17. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to purchase a power lawn mower for the 
use of the Cemetery Department as a replacement and that the sum 
of $900.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 18. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to purchase a power lawn mower as a re- 
placement for the Park Department and that the sum of $900.00 
be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 19. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Park Commissioners to 



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purchase loam, seed, and fertilizer to provide play space at Phillips 
Park in accordance with the long term plan of development for this 
park and that the sum of $2,000.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 20. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 21. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 22. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee, as amended, and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $2,500.00 be appropriated from the Excess 
and Deficiency Account for the purpose of this Article. 

Voted: Article 23. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1298.70 be appropriated from the Excess and 
Deficiency Account for the purpose of this Article. 

Voted: Article 24. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Board of Park Commissioners to 
appoint supervisors of recreation and that the sum of $850.00 be ap- 
propriated therefor. 

Voted : Article 25. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Park Commis- 
sioners to purchase the necessary materials and construct a hooded 
backstop at Jackson Park and that the sum of $450.00 be appro- 
priated therefor. 

Voted: Article 26. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Park Commis- 
sioners to purchase and erect a section of steel bleachers at the 
baseball field at Jackson Park and that the sum of $504.00 be ap- 
propriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 27. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Park Commis- 
sioners to purchase thirty-five bronze plaques to be placed at the 
base of memorial trees being- planted on the Administration Building" 
grounds and that the sum of $350.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 28. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Park Commis- 
sioners to make repairs as listed in this article and that the sum of 
$2400.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 29. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to remodel the town barns on Paradise Road 
for the purpose of providing storage space for the new equipment and 
a locker room for the men of the Highway Department; and that the 
sum of $25,440.00 be appropriated from the Excess and Deficiency 
Account for the purpose of this Article. The Finance Committee 
further recommends that said appropriation be expended under the 



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direction of a committee of three consisting of the Surveyor of 
Highways and two other members to be appointed by the Moderator. 

Voted: Article 30. That no adoption be made on this article. 

Voted: Article 31. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 to re- 
surface the playground area on the northwesterly side of the Machon 
School, work to be done by the Highway Department. It is further 
recommended that the sum of $350.00 be appropriated for the erection 
of a chain link fence along the street side of the area referred to in 
this article. Work to be done under the direction of the School Com- 
mittee and the supervision of the Town Engineer. 

Voted: Article 32. That action on this Article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

Voted: Article 33. To accept the report of the Finance Committee 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 34. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1.00 be appropriated for the purpose of this 
article. 

Voted: Article 35. To dispense with the reading of this article. 
Voted: That this article be laid on the table. 

Voted: Article 36. That the Town amend Article 7 of the 
Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Town of Swampscott by adding 
thereto the following section: 

"Section 14: No driver of any vehicle shall so operate such 
vehicle on any street or highway within the town, in a manner that 
w r ill cause the contents of its load to spill, leak, drop, blow or other- 
wise escape therefrom said street or highway. (Vote 108 Yes, 15 No.) 

Voted: Article 37. That the Town vote to amend the new zoning 
By-Law and map so that a parcel of land now owned by Francis L. 
Smith, et al and formerly owned by the Town of Swampscott, and in 
the rear and directly adjacent to land owned by Francis L. Smith et 
al, from 414 to 440 Humphrey Street be shown in black and included 
in that portion of the official map as proposed by the Planning Board 
to be used for business purposes. The report of the Planning Board, 
as amended, was accepted. (Unanimous) 

Voted: Article 38. To dispense with the reading of this article. 

Voted: That the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws by 
adding the following described land to that area on the official zoning 
map of the town which is marked black so that the same may be used 
for business purposes: Beginning at a point on the Northerly side of 
Paradise Road, which point is located 229 feet Easterly from land 
now or formerly of Young; thence running Easterly by said Paradise 
Road 120 feet; thence running Northerly by land now or formerly of 
Eldridge T. Davis and Dorothy E. Davis 80 feet; thence running 
Westerly by said land now or formerly of said Davis' 120 feet; 
thence running Southerly by said land now or formerly of said Davis' 
80 feet to the point of beginning, containing 9600 square feet of 
land. Be all of said measurements more or less or however otherwise 
bounded and described and being a part of Lot A as shown on a plan 
entitled "Plan of Land belonging to the Town of Swampscott situated 



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in Swampscott, Massachusetts," dated June 30, 1947 and drawn by 
Howard L. Hamill, and said part being hereafter designated as Lot 
D. (Unanimous) 

Voted: To recess for ten minutes at 10:25 P. M. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 10:40 P. M. 

Voted Article 39. To accept the report of the Planning Board 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 
That this article be rejected. 

Voted: Article 40. To dispense with the reading of this article. 

Voted: To accept the report of the Planning Board and adopt 
their recommendations as follows : 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 41. That this article be rejected. 

Voted: Article 42. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Fire Engineers 
to repair the roof of the central Fire Station and that the sum of 
$500.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 43. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows; 

That tihe Town vote to authorize the Board of Fire Engineers 
to complete the repairs to the Phillips Beach Engine House and that 
the sum of $1,200.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted Article 44. That this article be laid on the table. 

Voted: Article 45. That this article be laid on the table. 

Voted: Article 46. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to construct and erect a memorial plaque 
to the memory of the residents of the town who died in World War II 
and that the sum of $700. be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 47. That no adoption be made on this Article. 

Voted: Article 48. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 for the purpose 
of this article. 

Voted: Article 49. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 for the 
purpose of this article. 

Voted: To consider Articles 50 and 51 together. 

Voted: Article 50. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 for the 
purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 51. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $150.00 for the 
purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 52. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 



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RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 



47 



That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $7,500.00 from 
the Excess and Deficiency Account for the purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 53. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $1.00 for the 
purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 54. That no adoption be made on this article. 

Voted 54 Yes, 61 No. 

Voted: To adjourn to Tuesday, March 30, 1948, 7:45 P. M. at 
the Hadley School Hall. 

Adjourned at 11:45 P. M. 

Attest: MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



March 31, 1948 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify in accordance with Chapter II, Section 2, of the 
By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following advertisment 
was published in the Lynn Daily Evening* Item and the Lynn Telegram 
News on Saturday, March 27, 1948. 

OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK 
SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS 

March 26, 1948 

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1948 
AT 7:45 P. M. 

To the Town Meeting Members: 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Section 
2, of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the Adjourned 
Annual Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 30, 1948 at 7:45 
P. M. at the Hadley School Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members on 
March 26, 1948. 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" 
Section 2, of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the Ad- 
journed Annual Town Meeting will be held Tuesday March 30, 
1948, at the Hadley School Hall." 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



March 30, 1948 

On the above date, a special meeting of members from precinct 
two, elected Robert P. Loring to fill a vacancy for two years. 
Attest * 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



48 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Adjourned Annual Town Meeting 

Tuesday, March 30, 1948 



In accordance with the adjournment of Tuesday, March 23, 1948, 
the Town Meeting Members were called to order at 7:50 P. M., the 
necessary quorum being present (143). 

Voted: That the reading of the records of the last meeting be 
omitted. 

Voted :That Articles 55 and 56 be considered together. 

Voted: Article 55. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to extend the sewer in Burpee Road for a 
distance of approximately 250 feet and that the sum of $6,350.00 be 
appropriated by transfer from the Excess and Deficiency Account 
for the purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 56. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to extend the sewer in Forest Avenue for a 
distance of approximately 250 feet and that the sum of $4,100.00 be 
appropriated by transfer from the Excess and Deficiency Account for 
the purpose of this article. 

Voted: That Articles 57 and 58 be considered together. 

Voted: Article 57. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely' postponed. 

Voted: Article 58. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 59. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Water and Sewerage Board 
to lay a drain from Pitman Road to the Boston & Maine Railroad, 
enclosing a portion of an open brook and repairing any portion of 
the closed drainage from Essex Street that is necessary and that 
the sum of $1,300.00 be appropriated by transfer from the Excess 
and Deficiency Account, for the purpose of this article. 

Voted: Article 60. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 61. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: To re-consider Article 54. 

Voted: Article 54. To adopt this article, which provides as 
follows: 

"A city or town may appropriate money for the purchase of 
uniforms for the members of its police and fire departments." 

Voted: That Articles 62, 63 and 64 be considered together. 

Voted: Article 62, 63, 64. To accept the report of the Finance 
Committee, as amended, and adopt their recommendations as follows: 



1948] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 



49 



That a Committee consisting f the following: 

1. Veterans Advisory Committee 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Town Engineer 

4. Town Treasurer 

5. Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Board be appointed 
by the Town Moderator to study the Veteran's Housing Plans and 
render a specific report to the Finance Committee and Special Town 
Meeting to be held not later than May 18, 1948. 

Voted: Article 65. To dispense with the reading of this article. 

Voted: To accept the report of the Planning Board and adopt 
their recommendations as follows : 

That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey to 
Alma H. Dunn, all right, title and interest of the town in and to the 
following parcel of land bounded and described as follows: Begin- 
ning at a stone bound on the Northerly side of Essex Street; thence 
turning and running in a general Northerly direction by a curved 
line having a radius of nineteen and ninety-two one hundreths 
(19.92) feet for a distance of fifty-two and fifty-six one-hundreths 
(52.56) feet to the Southerly side of Cherry Street; thence turning 
and running by Cherry Street N59°-00'-"W a distance of six and fifty- 
eight one-hundreths (6.58) feet to land of Alma H. Dunn; thence 
turning and running by said land of Alma H. Dunn S 7°-34'-40"W 
a distance of forty and seventy-three one-hundreths (40.73) feet to 
a stone bound and the point of beginning. As shown on records in the 
office of the Town Engineer. (Unanimous) 

Voted: Article 66. To dispense with the reading of this article. 

Voted: To accept the report of the Finance Committee and 
adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 67. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows : 

That the Town vote to transfer the sum of Five Thousand Dollars 
($5,000.00) from the Cemetery Lots Fund to a trust fund to be 
known as the Cemetery Gifts and Bequests Fund. 

Voted Article 68. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
or otherwise dispose of Real Estate now or hereafter owned by the 
Town and acquired through foreclosure or purchased under General 
Laws (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 60, as amended for non-payment of taxes 
and that the sum of $100.00 be appropriated therefor. 

Voted: Article 69. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town vote to transfer from the Excess and Deficiency 
Account to the Current Revenue Account such sum of money as the 
Board of Assessors may deem advisable, said sum to be used and ap- 
plied by the Board of Assessors in reduction of the tax levy for 1948. 

Voted: To re-consider Article 45. 

Voted: Article 45. To adopt' this article, which provides as 
follows : 

That the Town vote to direct the Selectmen to petition the 
Legislature to authorize the town to appropriate money to establish 



50 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



a scholarship fund for Swampscott residents who are graduates of a 
high school or its equivalent as a memorial to the veterans of World 
War II. 

Voted: Article 70. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town transfer the following unexpended balances as 
shown on the books of the Town Accountant as of December 31, 
1947, to the Excess and Deficiency Account: 

Essex Street Chapter 90 $ 22.65 

Blaney Street 1.53 

Roy Street Drain 58.00 

Total $ 82.18 

Voted: Article 71. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Dissolved at 8:55 P. M. 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



April 6, 1948 

On the above date, Vincent P. O'Brien, Moderator, appointed 
Egbert H. Ballard and Winthrop M. Sears to serve with Timothy J. 
Ryan, Surveyor of Highways, as a committee to supervise the ex- 
penditure of money appropriated for the remodeling of the town 
barns on Paradise Road for the purpose of providing storage space 
for the new equipment and a locker room for the men of the High- 
way Department. 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



1948] RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 51 

Town Warrant for Presidential Primary 

Tuesday, April 27, 1948 
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the constables of the Town of Swampscott in said 
County, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in primaries to meet in their respective precincts in said Swamp- 
scott, Tuesday, the Twenty-seventh Day of April, 1948, at 2 o'clock 
p. m., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Election 
of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

7 DELEGATES AT LARGE to the National Convention of the 
Republican Party. 

7 ALTERNATE DELEGATES AT LARGE to the National Conven- 
tion of the Republican Party. 

16 DELEGATES AT LARGE to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party. 

16 ALTERNATE DELEGATES AT LARGE to the National Con- 
vention of the Democratic Party. 

2 DISTRICT DELEGATES to the National Convention of the 
Republican Party 

6th Congressional Dist. 
2 ALTERNATE DISTRICT DELEGATES to the National Con- 
vention of the Republican Party 

6th Congressional Dist. 
2 DISTRICT DELEGATES to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party 

6th Congressional Dist. 
2 ALTERNATE DISTRICT DELEGATES to the National Conven- 
tion of the Democratic Party 

6th Congressional Dist. 
DISTRICT MEMBERS OF STATE COMMITTEE— (One Man and 
one Woman) for each political party for the First Essex Senatorial 
District. 

35 MEMBERS OF THE REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE. 
10 MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE. 
The polls will be open from 2 p. m. to 8 p. m. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof seven days at least before the time of said meeting 
as directed by vote of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this 1st day of April, A. D., 1948 
[Seal] 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 

Attest: Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. 

LEONARD H. BATES, Constable. 



52 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on April 
17, 1948, the posting of said notices being seven days before the time 
of said meeting. 

LEONARD H. BATES 

Constable. 



Presidential Primary 

Tuesday, April 27, 1948 



In accordance with the foregoing Warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott, assembled at their voting places in the several precincts and 
were called to order at 2 o'clock P. M. by their presiding officers. The 
warrant with the return thereon was read by the clerk in each pre- 
cinct. 

The following were appointed Precinct Officers and qualified 

for same : 

Precinct One Precinct Five * 

Warden — J. Hervey Blackford (R) Warden — John T. Morrison (R) 
Clerk — Harriett T. Kain (D) Clerk — Christina Pearce (D) 

Inspectors — Ruth B. Houghton (R) Inspectors — Joan E. Brown (R) 
Lauretta Fournier (D) Francis McCarran (D) 

Precinct Two Precinct Six 

Warden — Harry E. Cahoon Warden — Irving Curtis (R) 

Clerk— Ernest Loyte (R) Clerk — George H. Chaisson (D) 

Inspectors — Lillian Currant (R) Inspectors — Anna G. Mather (D) 

Inspector — James E. Connor (D) Lucy G. Nickerson (R) 

Precinct Three Precinct Seven 

Warden— Stuart P. Ellis (R) Warden— Lee A. Cooley (R) 

Clerk — Donald L. Sawyer (D) Clerk — Francis Pedrick (I) 
Inspectors — Aimer A. Jackson (R) Inspectors — Annie L. Ward (D) 
Esther F. Philbin (D) Earl M. Bailey (R) 

Precinct Four Precinct Eight 

Warden — Henry P. Grace (D) Warden — Etta J. Minton (R) 
Clerk— Bessie F. Maguire (D) Clerk— Gladys E. Williams (R) 
Inspectors — Anna C. Howard (R) Inspectors — Mary B. Hill (R) 
Edith J. Johnson (R) Pauline Duncan (R) 

The balloting started at 2 o'clock P. M. and the count started at 
4 P. M. The polls closed at 8 P. M. The ballot boxes registered cor- 
rectly and the check on the voting list were the same as the vote 
cast. 

Precinct 2 was the first to make a return at 8:35 P. M. and Pre- 
cinct 8 was last at 10:35 P. M. 



1948] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 



53 



The following number of votes were cast: 

REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS 

Precinct 1 31 5 

Precinct 2 66 3 

Precinct 3 70 4 

Precinct 4 90 3 

Precinct 5 103 6 

Precinct 6 72 5 

Precinct 7 125 4 

Precinct 8 123 1 

Total vote cast: Republican 680; Democratic 31. 

REPUBLICAN BALLOT 

Precincts 12345678 Total 

Delegates at Large to National Convention: 

Robert F. Bradford, 

Cambridge 25 61 67 80 94 66 114 110 617 

Leverett Saltonstall, 

Dover 25 61 69 82 97 67 116 111 628 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 

Beverly 25 62 70 82 97 68 115 110 629 

Joseph W. Martin, Jr., 

North Attleboro 20 59 66 79 93 60 111 107 595 

Clarence A. Barnes, 

Mansfield 20 59 65 78 91 59 110 106 588 

Katherine G. Howard, 

Reading 20 57 63 77 87 56 107 104 571 

Edwin L. Olander, 

Northampton 20 57 62 77 86 55 106 105 568 

Blanks 62 46 28 75 76 73 96 108 564 

Alternate Delegates at Large to National Convention : 
Esther W. Wheeler, 

Maiden 22 55 60 71 82 56 104 103 553 

Carroll L. Meins, 

Boston 21 55 60 71 87 57 103 99 553 

Clara F. Roberto, 

Arlington 21 54 60 71 82 52 102 100 542 

Richard V. Wigglesworth. 

Milton 21 57 60 72 90 59 102 105 566 

Florence G. Claussen, 

Wellesley 19 54 60 70 81 53 102 102 541 

Anne M. Zyfers, 

Cambridge 20 54 60 70 81 52 100 99 536 

Milton P. Higgins, 

Worcester 20 56 60 72 83 53 102 113 559 

Blanks 73 77 70 133 135 122 160 140 910 

District Delegates to National Convention: 

Alfred Calvin Gaunt, 

Methuen 3 14 9 17 28 13 29 37 150 

Carolvn F. Standley, 

Beverly 5 12 11 20 18 9 27 37 139 

Benjamin B. Priest. 

Haverhill 14 38 29 51 45 36 62 73 348 

Charles F. Sprague, 

Swampscott 17 38 3 1 51 50 43 72 83 388 

Blanks 23 30 57 41 65 43 60 16 335 



54 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Precincts 123456 7 8 Total 

Alternate District Delegates to National Convention: 

Charles M. Knight, 

Haverhill 3 12 9 17 21 11 25 30 128 

Robert F. Sanford, 

Manchester 5 12 10 19 19 11 28 29 133 

Charlotte H. Chute, 

Beverly 16 38 29 47 43 36 63 75 347 

Sumner L. Raymond, 

Salem 15 38 30 50 49 36 62 72 352 

Blanks 23 32 62 47 74 50 72 40 400 

State Committee, First Essex District (Man) 
Albert F. White, 

Swampscott 28 54 64 75 92 62 108 106 589 

Blanks 3 12 6 15 11 10 17 17 91 



State Committee, First Essex District (Woman) 

























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Henry R. Mayo, Jr 


22 


57 


56 


77 


85 


54 


106 


108 


565 


Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 


22 


56 


59 


76 


85 


62 


105 


107 


572 


I. Murray Adams 


22 


55 


59 


76 


87 


56 


104 


102 


561 


James W. Buchanan .... 


20 


54 


54 


70 


86 


55 


102 


98 


539 




19 


53 


55 


72 


81 


54 


102 


105 


541 


Eugene L. Mann 


17 


52 


50 


70 


87 


47 


94 


99 


507 




22 


56 


53 


76 


82 


51 


96 


102 


538 


Charles F. Sprague 


23 


56 


60 


78 


90 


62 


107 


103 


582 




21 


53 


53 


73 


78 


47 


95 


99 


519 


Calvin S. Tilden 


17 


55 


56 


74 


80 


49 


97 


102 


530 




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Robert G. Byrne 


21 


54 


56 


81 


88 


58 


103 


101 


562 


Edward K. Hempel 


20 


58 


55 


77 


87 


59 


103 


101 


560 


John H. Cropley, Jr 

James W. Santry, Jr 


23 


52 


51 


72 


70 


49 


92 


97 


506 


19 


53 


55 


72 


85 


57 


98 


102 


541 




17 


53 


51 


73 


79 


51 


94 


101 


519 


Frederick R. Champion 


20 


52 


53 


72 


81 


48 


95 


99 


520 


Kenneth W. Ulman 


19 


55 


58 


74 


83 


55 


97 


102 


543 


Richard Chambers 


18 


52 


54 


72 


81 


50 


96 


100 


523 


Albert F. White 


17 


51 


51 


74 


83 


50 


99 


106 


531 


Grace M. Quealy 


18 


51 


50 


67 


76 


46 


97 


97 


502 


Samuel Freedman 


17 


51 


49 


68 


77 


45 


90 


100 


497 


Gertrude Aronson 


18 


51 


49 


67 


76 


46 


89 


95 


491 


Helen E. Gillen 


18 


51 


50 


71 


77 


47 


95 


99 


508 


Kathryn B. Ingell 


21 


52 


57 


74 


82 


59 


99 


103 


547 


Evelyn R. Johnson 


21 


51 


51 


69 


81 


51 


95 


101 


520 


Mary F. Fletcher 


18 


51 


50 


73 


78 


49 


94 


98 


511 


Jeanne M. Craig 


18 


51 


51 


71 


76 


48 


91 


102 


508 


Vincent P. O'Brien 


19 


54 


56 


72 


84 


58 


103 


102 


548 


Richard A. Wales 


18 


53 


53 


72 


77 


47 


93 


98 


511 




18 


51 


49 


70 


77 


44 


88 


96 


493 


Raymond J. Bufalino .... 


20 


51 


54 


71 


82 


49 


101 


100 


528 


Elizabeth M. King 


19 


52 


50 


70 


84 


50 


93 


101 


519 


Andrew R. Linscott 


21 


54 


55 


75 


85 


57 


102 


103 


552 


Donald Redfern 


23 


53 


59 


76 


84 


60 


101 


104 


560 


Blanks 


402 


455 


578 


606 


761 


703 


966 


771 


5242 



1948] RECORDS 


OF 


THE 


TOWN CLERK 






55 


DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 










Delegates at Large to National Convention: 








Total 


Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 5 


6 


7 


8 


John W. McCormack, 




















2 


3 


2 


1 2 


2 


2 





14 


James M. Curley, 




















3 


3 


1 


1 2 


2 


3 





15 


Thomas J. Buckley, 




















2 


2 


1 


1 1 


2 


1 





10 


William J. Foley, 




















3 


2 


1 


1 1 


1 


1 





10 


Chester A. Donlan, Jr. .. 


2 


2 


1 


1 1 


2 


1 





10 


Joseph E. Casey, 




















2 


2 


1 


1 1 


2 


1 





10 


Charles F. J. Sullivan, 


















Worcester 


2 


2 


1 


1 1 


1 


1 





9 


Daniel B. Brunton, 




















2 


2 





1 1 


1 


1 





8 


Margaret M. O'Riordan, 


















Boston 


2 


2 


1 


1 1 


2 


1 





10 


Roger L. Putnam, 


















Springfield 


2 


2 





1 1 


1 


1 





8 


Maxwell B. Grossman, 




















2 


2 





1 1 


1 


1 





8 


Francis E. Kelley, 


















Boston 


3 


3 


2 


1 1 




1 





13 


John T. McMorrow, 


















Boston 


2 


2 


1 


1 1 


1 


1 





9 


David J. Brickley, 


















Boston 


2 


2 


2 


1 1 


1 







11 


Joseph A. Scoplponeti, 


















Boston 


3 


2 





1 1 


1 


1 





9 


Edward P. Gilgun, 




















2 


2 





1 1 


1 


1 





8 


Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., 


















Cambridge 





1 





1 




1 





5 


John G. Asiaf, 


















Brockton 











1 


1 


1 





3 


Stanley Borsa, 


















Springfield 











1 


1 


1 





3 


Gerald T. Bowler, 


















Holyoke 











1 


1 


1 





3 


Jeremiah D. Crowley, 


















Boston 





1 


1 


1 




1 





6 


Joseph T. Conley, 


















Lawrence 











1 


1 


1 





3 


Walter A. Cuffe, 


















Lynn 








2 


2 


1 







7 


C. Gerald Lucey, 


















Brockton 





1 





1 


1 


I 





4 


Francis V. Matera, 


















Boston 











1 




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4 


Harvey A. Potheir, 


















Haverhill 











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1 


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3 


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1 


1 


1 





3 


Colin J. Cameron, 
















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1 




1 





3 


Charles J. Artesani, 


















Boston 











1 




2 





4 


Francis X. Casey, 
















Taunton 











1 




1 





3 



TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



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4 


5 


6 


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8 


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Daniel Rudsten, 
























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Francis E. Cassidy, 






















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Joseph H. Downey, 






















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Leo A. Gosselin, 






















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James F. Reynolds, 




















Everett 








1 

















1 


George W. Stanton, 





































1 








1 


Alice D. Sullivan, 




















Watertown 








1 








A 

u 


A 


A 
V 


1 


Blanks 


















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Alternate Delegates to National 


Convention : 










William R. Conley, 




















Chelsea 


2 


3 


1 






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A 
U 


A 
U 


1 A 
1(J 


Frank T. Y. Goon, 






















2 


2 









1 
1 


A 
U 


A 
U 


7 


Michael A. O'Leary, 




















Cambridge 


2 


2 











A 


1 
1 


Q 


Bernard J. Killion, 




















Boston 


2 


2 









9 
22 


A 


A 
U 


Q 

o 


Clementina Langone, 






















2 


2 









9 


A 


1 


A 

y 


Michael LoPresti, 






















2 


3 


1 






1 


A 


1 


1 A 

1 u 


Mary E. McDonald, 




















Boston 


9 


2 









9 

z 


A 


1 


Q 


Charles H. McGlue, 




















Boston 


9 


2 











A 




A 

u 


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Thomas F. Graham, 




















G. Barrington 


2 


2 











A 
U 


A 

u 


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I 


Samuel Michelman, 




















Northampton 


2 


2 









* 


A 


A 

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Rita M. Moylan, 




















Boston 


2 


2 











A 
U 


1 


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Mary Higgins, 




















Boston 


2 


2 









1 





1 


8 


Charles Collatos, 






















2 


2 

















7 


Silas F. Taylor, 






















2 


2 


1 






2 








9 


James T. Violette, 




















Fitchburg 


2 


3 


1 






2 








8 



1948] RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 57 

Precincts 12345678 Total 

Daniel F. Donovan, 

Boston 23111200 10 

James A. Burke, 

Boston 01100210 5 

Joseph E. Duffy, 

Boston 00000110 2 

Howard B. Driscoll, 

Holyoke 00000111 3 

Gerald P. Lombard, 

Fitchburg 00000111 3 

John J. Toomey, 

Cambridge 00000210 3 

Robert G. Connolly, 

Boston 00000110 2 

Edward J. Mulligan, 

Boston 01100110 4 

James J. Twohig, Jr., 

Boston 00100210 4 

Anthony Parenzo, 

Westfield 00000110 2 

John G. Curley, 

Springfield 00000110 2 

Patrick Cronin, 

Chelsea 00000210 3 

Harold C. Nagle, 

Fall River 00000211 4 

Thomas F. Reilly, 

Boston 00000110 2 

John H. O'Connor, Jr., 

Worcester 00100210 4 

James E. Hannon, 

Lee 01000111 4 

Frank B. Oliveira, 

Fall River 00000111 3 

Marie F. Akey, 

Greenfield 00000001 1 

Thomas B. Brennan, 

Medford 01000000 1 

Joseph J. Buckley, 

Boston 00000000 

John C. Carr, 

Medford 00000000 

Lawrence E. Corcoran, 

Arlington 00000000 

Frederick M. Kelley, 

Saugus 01000000 1 

Ida C. McDonough, 

Boston 00000001 1 

Edward McLaughlin, 

Boston 00000100 1 

Wilfred J. Paquet, 

Watertown 00000010 1 

Luke Ryan, 

Northampton 01000010 2 

Anna A. Sharry, 

Worcester 00000001 1 

Jacob W. Shinberg, 

Haverhill 00000001 1 

Wanda Walczak, 

Salem 1 1 

Blanks 362 



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Precincts 12345678 Total 

District Delegates to National Convention: 
Michael F. McGrath, 

Salem 43436531 29 

William J. Maguire, 

Haverhill 43336541 29 

Blanks 20100010 4 

Alternate District Delegates to National Convention: 
Margaret T. Jellison, 

Salem 33336421 25 

Rose R. Shinberg, 

Haverhill 33325421 23 

Blanks 40211240 14 

State Committee, First Essex District (Man) : 
George J. O'Shea, 

Lynn 43434431 26 

Blanks 10002110 5 

State Committee, First Essex District (Woman) : 
Lauretta C. Bresnahan, 

Lynn 53224421 23 

Blanks 00212120 8 

Town Committee: 

No Candidates. 

Dissolved at 11:29 P. M. 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Special Town Meeting 

Monday, May 17, 1948 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in said 

County, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in the 
Hadley School in said Swampscott on Monday, the seventeenth day 
of May, 1948, at 7:45 P. M., then and there to act on the following 
articles, viz: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to lay a sewer in Pine 
Hill Road for a distance of approximately 225 feet and appropriate 
the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer in 
Puritan Road for a distance of approximately 225 feet and appro- 
priate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative there- 
to. Sponsored bv the Water and Sewerage Board and the Board of 
Health. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the necessary expenses of the Town Clerk that may be 
incurred outside the commonwealth as provided for under Chapter 
40 Section 5 (34) of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.) Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 



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59 



Article 4. To see if the town will authorize the moderator to 
appoint two Town Meeting members to serve with two members of 
the School Committee and the Superintendent of Schools as a com- 
mittee to establish the total cost involved for constructing and equip- 
ping a building to be used as a gymnasium at the Junior High School, 
and appropriate the sum of $250.00 for the expenses of this com- 
mittee. Sponsored by the School Committee. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to purchase uniforms 
for the members of the Police Department and appropriate the neces- 
sary money therefor or take an action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Chief of Police and Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to purchase uniforms 
for the members of the Fire Department and appropriate the neces- 
sary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the payment of salaries to the members of the Board 
of Fire Engineers or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote, under the provisions 
of Section 26 k of the Housing Authority Law of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts as inserted in Chapter 121 of the General Laws by 
Chapter 574 of the Acts of 1946: 

1. To determine and declare that there is a need for relieving con- 
gestion of population, that there exists sub-standard or decadent 
areas and unsanitary or unsafe inhabited dwellings, that there is a 
shortage of safe sanitary dwellings available for families of low in- 
come at rentals which they can afford in the Town of Swampscott. 

2. To determine that a housing authority is needed in the Town of 
Swampscott for the purpose of the clearance of sub-standard or 
decadent areas or the provision of housing for families of low income 
or to engage in a land assembly and re-development project. 

3. To provide for the organization of a housing authority in the 
Town of Swampscott under the provisions of Chapter 121 of the 
General Laws as inserted by Chapter 574 of the Acts of 1946 and 
establish such housing authority and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board 
of Selectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Administration Building, Post Office 
and in at least two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in 
the Town and at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station 
in the Town not less than seven days before the day appointed for 
said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place 
of meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twentv-ninth day of April, A. D., 
1948. 
[Seal] 

A true copy. 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 

Selectmen of Swampscott 

Attest. 

Leonard H. Bates, Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on May 7, 
1948, the posting of said notices being seven days before the time 
of said meeting. 

LEONARD H. BATES 

Constable. 

The warrants for the Special Town Meeting were mailed to the 
Town Meeting Members on Monday, May 10, 1948. 

Attest: MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Special Town Meeting 

Monday, May 17, 1948 



In accordance with the warrant the town meeting members 
assembled at the Hadley School Hall, and were called to order by the 
Moderator, Vincent P. O'Brien at 7 :55 P. M. the necessary quorum 
being present (116). 

The warrant with the return thereon was read by the Town 
Clerk, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 

New members were sworn in by the Town Clerk, Malcolm F. 
MacLean, Jr. 

Voted: Article 1. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to la> 
a sewer in Pine Hill \Road for a distance of approximately 225 feet 
and that the sum of forty-four hundred dollars be appropriated 
therefor from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted: Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
lay a sewer in Puritan Road for a distance of approximately 225 feet 
and the sum of Fifty-five hundred dollars be appropriated therefor 
from the Excess and Deficiency Fund. 

Voted: Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
tee, as amended, and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town appropriate the sum of One hundred fifty dollars 
for the necessary expenses of the Town Clerk to be incurred out- 
side the Commonwealth as provided in Chapter 40 (section 34) of 
the General Laws. 

Voted: Article 4. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town authorize the Moderator to appoint two Town 
Meeting Members to serve with two members of the School Commit- 
tee and the Superintendent of Schools as a committee to establish 
the total cost involved to contruct and equip a building to be used 
as a gymnasium at the Junior High School and that the sum of 
$250.00 be appropriated from the tax levy for this purpose. 



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61 



Voted: Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1500 be appropriated from the tax levy to 
purchase uniforms for the members of the Police Department; said 
sum to be expended under the supervision of the Chief of Police. 

Voted: Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows : 

That the sum of $600 be appropriated from the tax levy to 
purchase uniforms for the members of the Fire Department; said 
sum to be expended under the supervision of the Board of Fire 
Engineers. 

Voted: Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Com- 
mittee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

(1) That the Town of Swampscott hereby determines and 
declares that there is a need for relieving; congestion of population, 
that there exists sub-standard or decadent areas and unsanitary or 
unsafe inhabited dwellings, that there is a shortage of safe sanitary 
dwellings available for families of low income at rentals which they 
can afford in the Town of Swampscott. 

(2) That the Town of Swampscott hereby determines that a 
housing authority is needed in the Town of Swampscott for the 
purpose of the clearance of sub-standard or decadent areas or the 
provision of housing for families of low income or engaging in a 
land assembly and re-development project. 

(3) That the Town of Swampscott hereby provide for the or- 
ganization of a housing authority in the Town of Swampscott and 
hereby establishes such a housing authority, and that the sum of 
$1000 be appropriated therefor from the Excess and Deficiency 
Fund. (Unanimous) 

Adjourned at 8:37 P. M. 

Attest: MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



June 2, 1948 

On the above date Vincent P. O'Brien, Moderator appointed J. 
Dane Chandler, 7 Essex Avenue, from Precinct 2 and Frederick S. 
Brennan, 33 Hawthorne Road, from Precinct 8, as members of the 
Finance Committee for the duration of their current terms as Town 
Meeting Members. 

Attest: MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



June 2, 1948 

On the above date Vincent P. O'Brien, Moderator appointed 
Philip H. Stafford and Pardon N. Dexter as the two Town Meeting 
members to serve with two members of the School Committee and 
the Superintendent of Schools as a committee to establish the total 
cost involved to construct and equip a building to be used as a 
gymnasium at the Junior High School. 

Attest: MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



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[Dec. 31. 



June 3, 1948 

On the above date notice was received of the approval of the 
Attorney General of the By-Law adopted by the Town of Swamp- 
scott; namely, Article 36 of the warrant for the Adjourned Annual 
Town Meeting held March 23, 1948. 

The above By-Law was published in accordance with Section 32 
of Chapter 40 in the Lynn Daily Evening Item and Lynn Telegram 
News June 9, 10, 11, 1948. 

■Attest * 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



July 12, 1948 

On the above date notice was received of the approval of the 
Attorney General of the By-Law adopted by the Town of Swamp- 
scott; namely, Article 38 of the warrant for the Adjourned Annual 
Town Meeting held March 23, 1948. 

The above By-Law was published in accordance with Section 32 
of Chapter 40 in the Lynn Dailv Evening Item and Lvnn Telegram 

News July 26, 27 28, 1948. 

A.tte«rt: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



July 12, 1948 

On the above date notice was received of the approval of the at- 
torney General of the By-Law adopted by the Town of Swampscott; 
namely, Article 37 of the warrant for the Adjourned Annual Town 
Meeting held March 23, 1948. 

The above By-Law was published in accordance with Section 32 
of Chapter 40 by posting copies of the pamphlet in public places in 
each precinct of the Town on August 4, 1948. 
\ttest ■ 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



August 30, 1948 
On the above date G. Jeffrey Nichols submitted his written 

resignation as a member of the Board of Health, effective September 

1, 1948. 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



September 9, 1948 
On the above date Clarence B. Humphrey submitted his written 
resignation a3 a member of the Board of Assessors, effective Septem- 
ber 15, 1948. 
Attest ■ 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



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63 



Warrant For State Primary 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth von are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote 
in Primaries to meet in their respective precincts in said Swampscott 
on Tuesday, the Fourteenth Day of September, 1948 at 7 o'clock 
A. M., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomina- 
tion of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

GOVERNOR for this Commonwealth 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR for this Commonwealth 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH for this Commonwealth 
TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL for this Commonwealth 

AUDITOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH for this Commonwealth 

ATTORNEY GENERAL for this Commonwealth 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS for this Commonwealth 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS for 6th Congressional District 

COUNCILLOR for 5th Councillor District 

SENATOR for 1st Essex Senatorial District 

THREE REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COL'RT for 14th 

Essex Representative Dis:: : 
REGISTER OF PROBATE AN INSOLVENCY .... for Essex County 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS for Essex County 

COUNTY TREASURER for Essex County 

The polls will be open from 7 A. M. to 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Administration Building, the Post 
Office, and at least two public and conspieiuous places in each pre- 
cinct in the town, and at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad 
station in the town not less than seven days before the day appointed 
for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of August. A. D. 1948. 
[Seal] 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL. 

Selectmen of Swampscott 

Attest : 

A true copv. 

LEONARD H. BATES. Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall Post Offices and at least two public and 
conspicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 



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[Dec. 31. 



mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Monday, 
August 30, 1948 the posting of said notices being seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

LEONARD H. BATES. 

Constable. 



State Primary 

September 14. 194S 



In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott assembled at their several precincts in the Town of Swampscott, 
and were called to order by the presiding officer in each precinct at 
7 o'clock A. M. The warrant with the return thereon was read by the 
Clerk in each precinct. The polls were opened at 7 A. M. 

The following were appointed Precinct Officers and qualified for 
same: 

Precinct One Precinct Four 

Warden — J. Hervey Blackford (R) Warden — Henry P. Grace (D) 
Clerk — Harriett T. Kain (D) Clerk — Bessie F. Maguire (D) 
Inspector — Ruth B. Houghton (R) Inspector — Anna C. Howard (R) 
Inspector — Lauretta Fournier (D) Inspector — Edith J. Johnson (R) 
Tellers — Mary L. Ronzano (D) Tellers — Lucille V. Duggan (D) 
Sarah I. Norcross (R) Eileen F. Goodwin (D) 

Cornelia T. Moore (R) Henrietta Brown (R) 

Elizabeth E. Mahan (R) Sarah P. Shoals (R) 

Florence L. O'Neal (I) Helen M. Coan (D) 

Martha L. Graham (R) 

Precinct Two Precinct Five 

Warden — Harry Cahoon (R) Warden — John T. Morrison (R) 

Clerk — Ernest 'Loyte (R) Clerk — Christina Pearce (D) 

Inspector — James E. Conner (D) Inspector — Joan E. Brown (R) 
Inspector — Valerie B. Bvrne (R) Inspector — Francis McCarran (D) 
Tellers — Maude P. Loring (R) Tellers — Alice E. Leslie (D) 

Doris L. Smith (D) Carolyn G. Carls (R) 

Margaret Nolan (D) Bessie P. Laxton (R) 

William Patten (R) Helen E. Gillen (R) 

Cleora Tilden (Rl) Florence E. Scanlon (D) 

Doris Humphrey (R) 

Precinct Three Precinct Six 

Warden — Stuart P. Ellis (R) Warden — Irving Curtis (Rs) 
Clerk — Donald L. Sawyer (D) Clerk — Anna M. Burke (D) 
Inspector — Aimer A. Jackson (R) Inspector — Anna G. Mather (D) 
Inspector — Esther F. Philbin (R) Inspector — Doris A. Coletti (R) 
Tellers: — Winifred G.'Jacobs (R) Tellers — Eva C. Evans (R) 

Elva P. Garey (R) Doris L. Torrey (R) 

Henrv Callahan (D) Katherine E. Lamkin (R) 

Dorothv I. Legere (D) Blanche L. Pratt (R) 

Marion S. Lees (R) Sarah G. Holbry (R) 

Margaret M. Stinson (D) Ruby Dow (I) 



1948] 



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65 



Precinct Seven Precinct Eight 

Warden — Lee A. Cooley (R) Warden — Etta J. Minton (R) 

Clerk— Francis Pedrick (R) Clerk— Gladys E. Williams (R) 

Inspector — Annie L. Ward (D) Inspector — Mary B. Hill (R) 

Inspector — Earl M. Bailey (R) Inspector — Pauline Duncan (R) 

Tellers — Grace L. Russell (R) Tellers — Anna T. Connors (D) 
Madeline E. Costin (I) Mary Beaton (R) 

Honora Nevils (I) Irene L. Perkins (I) 

Xetta Olson (D) Helen C. Burk (D) 

W T illiam Weber (D) Sarah Conners (D) 

Josephine Donovan (D) Ida G. Ingalls (I) 

The balloting- started at 7 o'clock A. M. and the count started at 
3 P. M. The polls closed at 8 P. M. The ballot boxes registered cor- 
rectly and the check on the voting list were the same as the vote 
cast. 

Precinct 6 was the first to make a return at 8:29 P. If. and Pre- 
cinct 1 was last at 9:02 P. M. 

The following number of votes were cast: 





Republican 


Democrats 




138 


25 




207 


24 


Precinct 3 


193 


17 




244 


18 


Precinct 5 


255 


22 




195 


19 




259 


27 




252 


19 


Total vote cast: Republican 1742; 


Democrat 171. 





REPUBLICAN BALLOT 



Precincts 12 3 45678 Total 

Governor : 
Robert F. Bradford, 

Cambridge 105 164 151 207 228 156 223 226 1460 

Edward M. Rowe, 

Cambridge 24 38 32 33 17 23 24 22 213 

Blanks 9 5 10 4 10 16 12 4 70 

Lieutenant Governor: 
Arthur W. Coolidge, 

Reading 116 184 168 224 230 169 223 239 1553 

Blanks 22 23 25 20 25 26 36 13 190 

Secretary : 
Frederic W. Cook, 

Somerville 117 187 167 222 231 165 225 236 1550 

Blanks 21 20 26 22 24 30 34 16 193 

Treasurer : 
Laurence Curtis. 

Boston 112 182 167 222 226 160 221 236 1526 

Blanks 26 25 26 22 29 35 38 16 217 

Auditor : 
Douglas Lawson, 

Boston 30 32 20 46 29 21 45 29 252 



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[Dec. 31. 



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Northampton 


39 


59 


50 


64 


80 


56 


71 


96 


515 


Wallace E. Stearns, 




















Boston : 


4 


16 


10 


15 


13 


18 


13 


10 


99 


Russell A. Wood, 




















Cambridge 


38 


77 


83 


87 


105 


62 


79 


92 


623 




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Attorney General : 




















Clarence A. Barnes, 




















Mansfield 


110 


184 


170 


220 


230 


163 


216 


237 


1530 




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40 


10 


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Senator in Congress: 




















Leverett Saltonstall, 




















Dover 


119 


192 


172 


228 


236 


172 


229 


239 


1587 


Blanks 


19 


15 


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Congressman: 6th District 
















George J. Bates, 




















Salem 


115 


181 


170 


216 


227 


165 


234 


234 


1542 


Blanks 


23 


26 


23 


28 


28 


30 


25 


18 


201 


Councillor: 5th District 


















Alfred C. Gaunt, 




















Methuen 


63 


117 


104 


138 


144 


97 


127 


138 


928 


Washington Cook, 






















19 


23 


26 


31 


37 


21 


31 


35 


223 


John M. Kelleher, 




















Newburyport 


36 


51 


39 


52 


49 


49 


67 


61 


404 


Blanks 


20 


16 


24 


23 


25 


28 


34 


18 


188 


Senator: 1st Essex District 
















Charles V. Hogan, 






















33 


56 


54 


48 


55 


47 


47 


57 


397 


Alva E. Buck, 






















27 


49 


36 


57 


44 


40 


39 


46 


338 


Philip L. Sisk, 




















Lynn 


63 


91 


93 


126 


141 


89 


141 


135 


879 


Blanks 


15 


11 


10 


13 


15 


19 


32 


14 


129 


Representatives in General Court: 














14th Essex District 




















Eben Parsons, 




















Marblehead 


56 


112 


100 


1 1 Q 

1 1 O 


1 7Q 
1 t o 


1 fi7 


1 AQ 


1 RA 
104 


Q7 A 


Kendall A. Sanderson, 




















Marblehead 


68 


125 


104 


137 


1 9.7 

J. O 1 


1 1 

J. J. o 


1 fi7 

J. U 1 


1 74 


1 097 


Edmond Talbot, Jr., 




















Salem 


20 


52 


38 




o o 


A9 


o *± 


fi? 

u c 


987 

OO 1 


Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., 






















66 


101 


91 


1 OK 

J. Z 


1 QO 


117 
111 


1 A1 


1 AO 
14Z 


Q1 Q 
5J1 O 


Hyman Marcus, 




















Salem 


7 


5 


15 


6 


2 


1 


6 


16 


58 


J. Leo McCarthy, 




















Salem 


10 


12 


9 


12 


10 


13 


12 


8 


1004 


Thomas M. Newth, 




















Swampscott 


102 


129 


111 


165 


157 


85 


133 


122 


1004 


Blanks 


85 


85 


111 


110 


101 


105 


115 


68 


780 


Register of Probate & Insolvency: 














Essex County 




















Richard J. White, Jr., 




















Lynn 


108 


175 


159 


210 


217 


157 


217 


232 


1475 


Blanks 


30 


32 


34 


34 


38 


38 


42 


20 


268 



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67 



County Commissioners: Essex County 



J. Fred Manning, 

Lynn 40 64 58 57 61 45 64 75 464 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, 

Saugus 55 67 51 86 81 63 77 98 578 

Philip A. Graham, 

Hamilton 68 131 109 157 142 107 144 131 989 

William H. Haskell, 

Marblehead 61 113 106 145 160 118 158 155 1016 

Blanks 52 39 62 43 66 57 75 45 439 



County Treasurer: Essex County 

James D. Bentlev, 

Swampscott 124 196 176 229 234 171 234 233 1597 

Blanks 14 11 17 15 21 24 25 19 146 



DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 Total 


Governor : 




















Paul A. Dever, 






















14 


17 


14 


15 


19 


13 


18 


17 


127 


Manvipp .T Tnhin 




















Boston 


10 


6 


3 


3 


2 


6 


5 




o7 


Blanks 


1 


1 








1 





4 




7 


j_iieuten<4nt vjoveinoi . 




















Edward P. Barry, 




















Wellesley 


4 


4 


1 


5 


4 


4 


3 


7 


32 


Benedict F. Fitzgerald, Jr., 




















Cambridge 


10 


8 


6 


6 


3 


7 


5 


4 


49 


Charles F. Jeff Sullivan 






















11 


12 


10 


7 


13 


4 


13 


6 


76 


Blanks 














2 


4 


6 


2 


14 


Secretary : 




















Edward J. Cronin, 






















16 


16 


10 


8 


12 


10 


9 


10 


91 


Jerome Patrick Troy, 




















Boston 


8 


7 


6 


8 


9 


3 


5 


6 


52 


Blanks 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


6 


13 


3 


28 


Treasurer : 




















John E. Hurley, 




















Boston 


24 


21 


14 


16 


21 


14 


16 


14 


140 


Blanks 


1 


3 


3 


2 


1 


5 


11 


5 


31 


Auditor: 




















Thomas J. Buckley, 




















Boston 


23 


21 


14 


16 


21 


16 


18 


15 


144 


Blanks 


2 


3 


3 


2 


1 


3 


9 


4 


27 


Attorney General: 




















Enrico Cappucci, 






















7 


2 


2 


2 


5 


1 


3 


1 


23 


John F. Kelley, 




















Cambridge 


8 


6 


2 


3 


2 


3 


1 


2 


27 


Francis E. Kelly, 






















3 


6 


7 


6 


6 


6 


4 


10 


48 


Patrick Gilbert Sullivan, 




















Boston 


7 


9 


5 


6 


6 


6 


11 


5 


55 


Blanks 





1 


1 


1 


3 


3 


8 


1 


18 



68 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31. 

Senator in Congress: 



John I. Fitzgerald, 



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Q 


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Francis D. Harrigan, 


















Boston 4 


11 


3 


4 


2 


3 


2 


3 


32 


Joseph A. Langone, Jr., 




















2 


2 


2 





1 


2 


1 


13 


Jchn D. Lynch, 




















9 
Ci 


Q 
O 


i 
i 


O 


o 
o 


z 


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Richard M. Russell, 




















4 


3 


5 


7 


3 


10 


4 


42 


Blanks 2 


1 


1 


2 


5 


3 


7 


1 


22 


PATIffVflOOYMQTl • A4"V» I'll C?4-T»1 /"» "f" 

i^ongi essnian . oin jlmsliict. 


















John L Fitzgerald, 


















Blanks 25 


23 


17 


18 


22 


19 


27 


19 


171 


Councillor: 5th District 


















William M. Cashman, 


















Lynn 12 


6 


9 


R 


Q 
o 


a 


9 





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William G. Hennessey, 




















15 


5 


8 


13 


10 


7 


15 


83 


Cornelius J. Twomey, 


















Lawrence 1 


2 


2 


4 


4 


1 


5 


1 


20 


Blanks 2 


1 


1 





2 


2 


6 


3 


17 


Senator: 1st Essex District 
















Charles V. Hogan, 


















Lynn 23 


21 


15 


1 7 


OA 


1 7 
l i 


zu 


lo 


1 A O 


Blanks 2 


3 


2 


1 


2 


2 


7 


3 


22 


Representatives in General Court: 














14th Essex District 


















Hyman Marcus, 


















Salem 20 


16 


10 


13 


17 


10 


12 


5 


103 


Blanks 55 


56 


41 


41 


AQ 


47 




f^O 


filO 


Register of Probate & Insolvency: 














Essex County 


















John J. Costello, 


















North Andover 23 


20 


12 


16 


17 


14 


20 


15 


137 


Blanks 2 


4 


5 


2 


5 


5 


7 


4 


34 


County Commissioners: Essex County 












J. Fred Manning, 


















Lynn 23 


22 


13 


17 


19 


16 


20 


14 


144 


William J. O'Leary, 


















Haverhill 11 


14 


11 


9 


13 


5 


14 


9 


86 


Blanks 16 


12 


10 


10 


12 


17 


20 


15 


112 


County Treasurer: Essex County 














Thomas F. Duffy, 


















Lynn 22 


20 


13 


16 


18 


13 


19 


14 


135 


Blanks 3 


4 


4 


2 


4 


6 


8 


5 


36 



Dissolved at 9 :45 P. M. 
Attest : 

MALCOLM F.MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



September 30, 1948 
On the above date Ernest Manchin submitted his written resig- 
nation as a member of the Finance Committee. 
Attest ■ 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



1948] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 



69 



State Election 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 



GREETING: 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in the 
said County, 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in Elections to meet in their respective precincts 
in said Swampscott on Tuesday, November 2, 1948 at 7 o'clock A. M. 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers on one ballot for 
the following officers: 

Presidential Electors; Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Secre- 
tary; Treasurer; Auditor; Attorney General; Senator in Congress; 
Representative in Congress; Councillor; Senator; Representatives in 
General Court (3); Register of Probate and Insolvency; County 
Commissioners (2) ; County Treasurer. 

TO VOTE YES OR NO ON THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 
QUESTION NO. 1 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the Con- 
stitution summarized below which was approved by the General 
Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 28, 1945, 

received 227 votes in the affirmative and in the 

negative, and in a joint session of the two branches 1 YES | ! 

held June 9, 1947, received 232 votes in the affirma- | NO | 
tive and 8 in the negative? ~~ 

SUMMARY 

This proposed amendment to the Constitution adds to the declar- 
ation of the rights of the inhabitants, as now set forth in the Consti- 
tution, the following : 

"The right of free speech shall not be abridged." 

QUESTION NO. 2 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the 
constitution summarized below which was approved by the General 
Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 6, 1946, 

received 220 votes in the affirmative and 28 in the 

negative, and in a joint session of the two branches 1 YES | [ 

held June 9, 1947, received 228 votes in the affirma- | NO | | 
tive and 5 in the negative? — 

SUMMARY 

This proposed amendment to the Constitution provides that the 
use of revenue from fees, duties, excises or license taxes relating 
to the registration, operation or use of vehicles, on public highways 
or to fuels used for propelling such vehicles, except revenue from any 
excise tax imposed for the privilege of registering such vehicles in 
lieu of local property taxes, shall be for highway purposes only. 

QUESTION NO. 3 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the consti- 
tution summarized below which was approved by the General Court 



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[Dec. 31. 



in a joint session of the two branches held June 6, 1946, received 243 

votes in the affirmative and in the negative, and in 

a joint session of the two branches held June 3, | YES 1 1 
1948, received 231 votes in the affirmative and 9 in NO 
the negative? 

SUMMARY 

This is an amendment of Article XVII of the Amendments to the 
Constitution. It provides that in case of a failure to elect the secre- 
tary, treasurer and receiver general, auditor or attorney general of 
the Commonwealth, or in case of the death of a person elected to 
any such offices between the day of election and the third Wednesday 
of the following January, such an officer shall be chosen by a joint 
ballot of the senators and representatives from the people at large, 
instead of from the two persons who had the highest number of votes 
at the election as is now required. It also provides that if there is a 
vacancy in any of such offices during a session of the Legislature the 
vacancy shall be filled in like manner by choice from the people at 
large, but if the vacancy occurs at any other time it shall be filled by 
appointment by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the 
Council. 

QUESTION NO. 4 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was disap- 
proved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 

84 in the affirmative and 130 in the negative and in j YES i | 
the Senate by a vote of 15 in the affirmative and 22 NO 
in the negative? 

SUMMARY 

This measure by amending General Laws (Ter. Ed.), Chap- 
ter 272, Section 21 provides that the provisions of Sections 20 and 
21 of said Chapter 272 which make it an offense to advertise or give 
information as to the procurement of means for the prevention of 
pregnancy or conception shall not apply to treatment or prescription 
given to married women by registered physicians for protection of 
life or health. 

QUESTION NO. 5 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was disap- 
proved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 5 

in the affirmative and 203 in the negative and in the | YES | 

Senate by a vote of in the affirmative and 36 in ; no 
tile negative? 

SUMMARY 

This measure prohibits the denial of the opportunity to obtain 
or retain employment because of membership or non-membership 
in a labor organization and prohibits agreements which exclude any 
person from employment because of membership or non-member- 
ship in a labor organization. Violation of the provisions of the 
measure is made an offense punishable by fine or imprisonment 
or both. 

QUESTION NO. 6 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was disap- 
proved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 

82 in the affirmative and 126 in the negative and in YES j 

the Senate by a vote of 13 in the affirmative and 20 I NO i 

in the negative? 



1948] RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 71 



SUMMARY 

This measure requires that elections of officers of labor or- 
ganizations shall be held at least annually. Sixty days' notice of 
a regular election and twenty days' notice of an election to fill 
one or more vacancies are required to be given by public announce- 
ment at a regular meeting, by notice in writing to each member, 
or in any other adequate manner. Candidates to be voted for must 
be nominated by a paper signed by ten members filed at least thirty 
days before a regular election and at least ten days before an 
election to fill a vacancy. 

The voting at such an election must be by secret written or 
printed ballot. Watchers appointed by nominating members and by 
union officers may be present during the voting and counting of 
ballots. 

Coercion and intimidation of members in connection with an 
election is prohibited, and violations of the provisions of the measure 
are made punishable by fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor 
more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more 
than thirty days or both. 

QUESTION NO. 7 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was disap- 
proved in the House of Representatives by a vote of . 

95 in the affirmative and 110 in the negative and in | YES j j 
the Senate by a vote of 14 in the affirmative and 18 i NO ! 
in the negative? 

SUMMARY 

This measure prohibits the calling of a strike by a labor or- 
ganization in any business or plant or unit thereof, except when 
authorized by the vote of the majority of all the members of the 
organization employed in the business, plant or unit thereof. Such 
authorization is to be expressed by a secret written or printed 
ballot at a meeting called for that purpose. 

The Labor Relations Commission is authorized to make rules 
for the conduct of the voting. Within twenty-four hours after the 
voting the labor organization conducting it shall make a written 
report of the result to the commission, which shall be a per- 
manent public record. If no report is filed the vote taken shall 
be void and a person making a false report shall be guilty of 
perjury. 

Coercion and intimidation of members of a labor organiza- 
tion in connection with such voting is made a penal offense. 

QUESTION NO. 8 

Is it desirable that the proposed amendment to the Consti- 
tution of the United States, — 

"ARTICLE" 

"SECTION 1. No person shall be elected to the office of 
the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office 
of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a 
term to which some other person was elected President shall be 
elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article 
shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when 
this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any 
person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as 



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[Dec. 31. 



President, during the term within which this Article becomes opera- 
tive from holding the office of President or acting as President dur- 
ing the remainder of such term. 

"SECTION 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall 
have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the 

legislatures of three-fourths of the several States with- 

in seven years from the date of its submission to the YES 

States by the Congress," — be ratified by the general | no ! | 
court? ■ 

QUESTION NO. 9 

A. Shall licenses be granted in this town for 

the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, YES ! ( 

rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alco- | no j 1 

holic beverages) ? " 



B. Shall licenses be granted in this town for i yyo i 

the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines J ^— f- 

and beer, ale and all other malt beverages) ? I NO | 



C. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the i Y ES 
sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so ' 



called, not to be drunk on the premises? 1 NO 



THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7 A. M. TO 8 P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Office, and in at least 
two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the town, and 
at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of October, 1948. 
[Seal] 

Attest: 
A True Copy, 

LEONARD H. BATES, Constable. 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL, 
Selectmen of Swampscott 



RETURN ON THE W ARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on October 
21, 1948 the posting of said notices being seven days before the time 
of said meeting. 

LEONARD H. BATES 

Constable. 



1948] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 



73 



STATE ELECTION 

November 2, 1948 

In accordance with the foregoing- warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott assembled at their several precincts in the Town of Swampscott, 
and were called to order by the presiding officer in each precinct at 
7 o'clock A. M. The warrant with the return thereon was read by 
the Clerk in each precinct. The polls were opened at 7 A. M. 

The following were appointed Precinct Officers and qualified 
for same : 

Precinct One Precinct Two 

Warden — J. Hervey Blackford (R) Warden — Harry Cahoon (R) 
Clerk— Harriett T. Kain (D) Clerk— Ernest Loyte (ft) 
Inspector — Ruth B. Houghton (R) Inspector — James E. Conner (D) 
Inspector — Lauretta Fournier (D) Inspector — Lillian Currant (D) 
Tellers — Mary L. Ronzano (D) Tellers — Valerie B. Byrne (R) 
Sarah I. Norcross (R) Ruth H. Conley (R) 

Cornelia T. Moore (R) Doris L. Smith (D) 

Martha K. Cafferty (R) Margaret Nolan (D) 

Florence L. O'Neal (I) William Patten (R) 

Mary R. Turner (I) Cleora Tilden (R) 

Precinct Three Precinct Four 

Warden — Stuart P. Ellis (R) Warden — Edith J. Johnson (R) 
Clerk — Donald L. Sawyer (D) Clerk — Bessie F. Maguire (D) 
Inspector — Aimer A. Jackson (R) Inspector — Anna C. Howard (R) 
Inspector — Esther F. Philbin (R) Inspector — Lucille V. Duggan (D) 
Tellers — Winifred G. Jacobs (R) Tellers — Eileen F. Goodwin (D) 
Elva P. Garey (R) Maude P. Loring (R) 

Elizabeth M. Callahan (R) Henrietta Brown (R) 

Dorothy I. Legere (D) Sarah P. Shoals (R) 

Marion S. Lees (R) Helen M. Coan (D) 

Susan S. Clay (R) Martha L. Graham (R) 

Margaret M. Stinson (D) 

Precinct Five Precinct Six 

Warden — John T. Morrison (R) Warden — Irving Curtis (R) 
Clerk — Christina Pearce (D) Clerk — Anna M. Burke (D) 

Inspector — Joan E. Brown (R) Inspector — Anna G. Mather (D) 
Inspector — Francis McCarran (D) Inspector — Lucy G. Nickerson (R) 
Tellers — Alice E. Leslie (D) Tellers — Eva C. Evans (R) 

Sydna H. Collins (R) Doris L. Torrey (R) 

Bessie P. Laxton (R) Katherine E. Lamkin (R) 

Helen E. Gillen (R) Blanche L. Pratt (R) 

Florence E. Scanlon (D) Sarah G. Holbry (R) 

Doris Humphrey (R) Ruby Dow (I) 

Precinct Seven Precinct Eight 

Warden — Lee A. Coolev (R) Warden — Etta J. Minton (R) 

Clerk — Francis Pedrick (R) Clerk — Gladys E. Williams (R) 

Inspector — Annie L. Ward (D) Inspector — Mary B. Hill (R) 

Inspector — Earl M. Bailey (R) Inspector — Pauline Duncan (R) 

Tellers — Grace L. Russell (R) Tellers — Anna T. Connors (D) 
Madeline E. Costin (I) Mary Beaton (R) 

Honora Nevils (I) Irene L. Perkins (I) 

Netta Olson (D) Helen C. Burk (D) 

William Weber (D) Sarah Conners (D) 

Josephine Donovan (D) Ida G. Ingalls (I) 



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[Dec. 31. 



The balloting- started at 7 o'clock A. M. and the count started 
at 3 o'clock P. M. The polls closed at 8 o'clock P. M. The ballot boxes 
registered correctly and the check on the voting list were the same 
as the vote cast. 

Precinct 4 was the first to make a return at 10:25 P. M. and 
Precinct 1 was last at 1 :05 A. M. 

The following number of votes were cast: 

Precinct 1 836 

Precinct 2 799 

Precinct 3 801 

Precinct 4 669 

Precinct 5 845 

Precinct 6 726 

Precinct 7 990 

Precinct 8 880 



Total vote cast 6546 

For Electors of President and Vice President 
Dewey & Warren, 

Republican 409 532 486 474 628 508 672 671 4380 

Teichert & Emery, 

Socialist Labor 12001121 8 

Truman & Barkley, 

Democratic 393 240 283 174 179 183 291 178 1921 

Wallace & Taylor, 

Progressive 10 11 17 13 15 16 11 16 109 

Watson & Learn, 

Prohibition 11010100 4 

Blanks 22 13 15 7 22 17 14 14 124 

For Governor 
Robert F. Bradford, 

Cambridge 399 501 466 465 630 485 645 684 4275 

Paul A. Dever, 

Cambridge 406 283 317 192 208 228 329 185 2148 

Horace I. Hillis, 

Saugus 14320444 22 

Mark R. Shaw, 

Melrose 00300100 4 

Blanks 30 11 12 10 7 8 12 7 97 

For Lieutenant Governor 
Arthur W. Coolidge, 

Reading 418 519 483 465 646 498 658 683 4370 

Charles F. Jeff Sullivan, 

Worcester 377 252 294 186 186 204 292 175 1966 

Lawrence Gilfedder, 

Boston 34520132 20 

Guy S. Williams, 

Worcester 40312202 14 

Blanks 34 24 16 15 11 21 37 18 176 

For Secretary 
Frederic W. Cook, 

Somerville 418 566 519 502 673 517 717 714 4689 

Edward J. Cronin, 

Chelsea 314 191 246 144 146 181 225 132 1579 

Gote E. Palmquist, 

Boston 59520318 33 

Blanks 36 33 31 21 26 25 47 26 245 



1948] RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 75 

For Treasurer 
Laurence Curtis, 

Boston 427 510 483 478 631 490 658 686 4363 

John E. Hurley, 

Boston 352 239 270 168 186 201 274 163 1853 

Harold J. Ireland, 

Worcester 20310120 9 

Malcolm T. Rowe, 

Lynn 13 11 16 4 2 9 8 4 67 

Blanks 42 39 29 18 26 25 48 27 254 

For Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley, 

Boston 401 287 329 225 240 249 360 228 2319 

Russell A. Wood, 

Cambridge 378 453 417 421 567 441 570 610 3857 

Robert A. Simmons, 

Boston 23730202 19 

Francis A. Votano, 

Lynn 10 8 11 4 2 7 10 4 56 

Blanks 45 48 37 16 36 27 50 36 295 

For Attorney General 

ClsirGTiCG .A. BErn6s 

Mansfield .' 435 540 514 489 661 516 687 716 4558 

Francis E. Kelly, 

Boston 357 217 246 156 151 177 248 121 1673 

Anthony Martin, 

Boston 47852335 37 

Blanks 40 35 33 19 31 30 52 38 278 

For Senator in Congress 

Leverett Saltonstall, 

Dover 492 572 551 509 708 548 741 746 4867 

John I. Fitzgerald, 

Boston 307 196 223 142 120 157 220 111 1476 

Henning A. Blomen, 

Boston 45431122 22 

E. Tallmadge Root, 

Somerville 10110221 8 

Blanks 32 26 22 14 16 18 25 20 173 

For Congressman Sixth District 
George J. Bates, 

Salem 604 655 651 574 752 615 824 790 5465 

Blanks 232 144 150 95 93 111 166 90 1081 

For Councillor Fifth District 

Alfred C. Gaunt, 

Methuen 412 488 469 453 604 470 625 648 4169 

Cornelius J. Twomey, 

Lawrence 364 251 269 179 195 210 282 174 1924 

Blanks 60 60 63 37 46 46 83 58 453 

For Senator First Essex District 

Charles V. Hogan, 

Lynn 457 347 309 229 278 248 323 241 2432 

Philip L. Sisk, 

Lynn 340 405 455 416 538 451 615 597 3817 

Blanks 39 47 37 24 29 27 52 42 297 



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[Dec. 31. 



Representatives in General Court, Fourteenth Essex District 



Eben Parsons, 

MnrhlpViPnrl 494 572 


525 


497 


663 


532 


708 


685 


4676 


Kendall A. Sanderson, 

Marblehead 482 561 


514 


499 


636 


519 


696 


684 


4591 


Edmond Talbot, Jr., 

Salem 452 541 


483 


468 


594 


489 


613 


618 


4258 


Hyman Marcus, 

Salem 309 181 


265 


155 


179 


163 


273 


187 


1712 


Blanks 771 542 


616 


388 


463 


475 


680 


466 


4401 


For Register of Probate and Insolvency, Essex County 




Richard J. White, Jr., 

Lynn 498 572 


544 


506 


678 


546 


721 


703 


4768 


John J. Costello, 

North Andover 263 180 


212 


137 


127 


151 


202 


135 


1407 


Blanks 75 47 


45 


26 


40 


9Q 


fi7 


49 


371 


For County Commissioners, Essex 


County 










J. Fred Manning, 

Lynn 396 332 


371 


256 


322 


977 


O V X 


O I/O 


2648 


C. F. Nelson Pratt, 

Saugus 431 439 


424 


387 


483 


417 


551 


552 


3684 


William Henry Haskell, 

Marblehead 349 463 


406 


419 


540 


429 


^77 


fi1 


3793 


William J. O'Leary, 

Haverhill 198 157 


162 


112 


130 


121 


153 


91 


1124 


Blanks 298 207 


239 


164 


215 


208 


308 


204 


1843 


For County Treasurer, Essex County 














James D. Bentley, 

Swampscott 575 626 


591 


532 


687 


570 


758 


717 


y vol) 


Thomas F. Duffy, 

Lynn 223 141 


166 


117 


121 


129 


188 


122 


1207 


Blanks 38 32 


44 


20 


37 


27 


44 


41 


283 


Question No. 1 Free Speech 
















Yes 570 598 


587 


529 


697 


569 


757 


731 


5038 


No 90 71 


61 


44 


52 


59 


75 


48 


500 


Blanks 176 130 


153 


96 


96 


98 


158 


101 


1008 


Question No. 2 Highway Revenue 














Yes 554 576 


570 


49* 


680 


547 


755 


717 


4893 


No 129 85 


79 


87 


63 


72 


70 


66 


651 


Blanks 153 138 


152 


88 


102 


107 


165 


97 


1002 


Question No. 3 Amendments Article XVII 










Yes 500 538 


534 


475 


629 


516 


699 


695 


4586 


No 125 78 


95 


70 


73 


72 


79 


60 


652 


Blanks 211 183 


172 


124 


143 


138 


212 


125 


1308 


Question No. 4 Birth Control 
















Yes 353 395 


412 


390 


521 


422 


540 


569 


3602 


No 391 327 


330 


240 


276 


258 


375 


270 


2467 


Blanks 92 77 


59 


39 


48 


46 


75 


41 


477 



1948] RECORDS OF THE TOWN CLERK 77 

Question No. 5 Labor 

Yes 192 262 286 246 393 307 430 457 2573 

No 519 417 393 319 343 321 415 336 3063 

Blanks 125 120 122 104 109 98 145 87 910 

Question No. 6 Labor 

Yes 256 342 346 339 504 373 544 597 3301 

No 454 330 327 234 238 252 303 191 2329 

Blanks 126 127 128 96 103 101 143 92 916 

Question No. 7 Labor 

Yes 268 343 377 356 518 384 555 608 3409 

No 454 331 306 222 228 243 298 186 2268 

Blanks 114 125 118 91 99 99 137 86 869 

Question No. 8 Election of President 

Yes 416 483 483 439 574 446 632 647 4120 

No 215 156 155 121 147 151 177 116 1238 

Blanks 205 160 163 109 124 129 181 117 1188 

Question No. 9 



A. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all 
alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all 
other alcoholic beverages) ? 

Yes 638 602 567 520 638 537 826 720 5048 

No 128 130 169 111 158 121 94 97 1008 

Blanks 70 67 65 38 49 68 70 63 490 

B. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt 
beverages) ? 

Yes 590 580 557 503 617 508 773 668 4796 

No 129 120 148 89 137 118 87 86 914 

Blanks 117 99 96 77 91 100 130 126 836 

C. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all 
alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the 
premises? 

Yes 614 596 560 520 632 541 788 699 4950 

No 110 111 154 83 133 100 78 69 838 

Blanks 112 92 87 66 80 85 124 112 758 

Dissolved at 1:55 A. M. 



MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
Town Clerk. 



7^ 



TOWN CLERK 



[Dec.31 



Town Clerk 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948: 

Births recorded, 179; Males — 94; Females — 85. 

January 13 April 21 July 20 October 20 

February .... 14 May 20 August 17 November .... 1 

March 17 June 19 September .. 17 December .... 

Marriages recorded, 191. 

January .... 7 April 20 July 12 October 22 

February .... 9 May 11 August 20 November .... 10 

March 6 June 32 September .. 30 December .... 12 

Deaths recorded, 136; Males — 85; Females — 51. 

January .... 16 April 7 July 14 October 19 

February .... 11 May 16 August 16 November .... 11 

March 15 June 11 September .. 6 December .... 4 

Dogs licensed, 639; males — 344; females — 46; spayed — 243; 
military — 4; transfers — 2. 

Money Paid to the Town Treasurer 



Resident citizen fishing licenses 98 @ $2.00 

Riesident citizen hunting licenses 149 @ 2.00 

Resident citizen sporting licenses 69 @ 3.25 

Resident citizen minor & female fishing licenses .... 23 @ 1.25 

Resident citizen trapping licenses 2 @ 5.25 

Resident citizen minor trapping licenses @ 2.25 

Resident citizen sporting licenses 11 @ Free 

Resident citizen military & naval sporting licenses .. 2 @ Free 
Resident citizen Fishing licenses (Old Age As- 
sistance) 3 @ Free 

Duplicate licenses 2 @ .50 



Money paid to the Commissioner of Fisheries & Game. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



1948] 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES 



79 



Collector of Taxes 



Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Collector of Taxes, in account with 
the Town of Swampscott 
1948 



Dr. 

Real Estate Taxes $877,865.91 

Real Estate Taxes (supplementary) 1,267.30 

Sewer Assessments 2,288.88 

Sidewalk Assessments 181.17 

Committed Interest 578.25 

Water Liens 1,325.03 

Personal Taxes 53,546.48 

Poll Taxes 7,662.00 

Poll Taxes (supplementary) 10.00 

Excise Taxes 63,713.43 

Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 2,428.01 

Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 5,684.24 



$1,016,550.70 

Cr. 

Cash paid on Real Estate Taxes $822,399.86 

Cash paid on Sewer Assessments 1,737.47 

Cash paid on Sidewalk Assessments 131.48 

Cash paid on Committed Interest 522.23 

Cash paid on Water Lines w 1,094.98 

Cash paid on Personal Taxes 49,325.66 

Cash paid on Poll Taxes 6,690.00 

Cash paid on Excise Taxes 58,228.22 

Cash paid on Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 686.84 

Cash paid on Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 1,826.61 

Abatements on Personal Taxes / 2,735.35 

Abatements on Real Estate Taxes 11,882.83 

Abatements on Poll Taxes 600.00 

Abatements on Excise Taxes 3,708.05 

Abatements on Sewer Assessments 18.49 

Abatements on Sidewalk Assessments 27.36 

Abatements on Committed Interest 5.18 

Uncollected Real Estate Taxes 44,850.52 

Uncollected Sewer Assessments 532.92 

Uncollected Sidewalk Assessments 22.33 

Uncollected Committed Interest 50.84 

Uncollected Water Liens 230.05 . 

Uncollected Personal Taxes 1,485.47 

Uncollected Poll Taxes 382.00 

Uncollected Excise Taxes 1,777.16 

Uncollected Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 4,997.40 

Uncollected Unapportioned Sidewalk Assessments 601.40 



$1,016,550.70 



In Memoriam 



HERBERT W. ANDREWS 
Member 
Board of Registrars 

1938-1947 
Died August 10, 1948 



DANIEL CAMERON 
Assistant Custodian 
Administration Building 

1944-1948 
Died August 16, 1948 



LOUIS A. DELANO 

Member 
Highway Department 

1910-1948 
Died April 14, 1948 



HENRY H. FREETO 
Clerk 

Veterans' Advisory Committee 
1948 

Died July 25, 1948 



HERMAN W. HAY 
Custodian 
Public Library 
1929-1947 
Died January 17, 1948 



CLARENCE W. HORTON 
Health Officer 
1916-1948 
Constable 
1916-1923 
Member 

Contributory Retirement Board 
1947-1948 
Died August 26, 1948 



PERCY F. MUNSEY 

Member 
Board of Selectmen 
1904 

Died May 30, 1948 



JOHN A. RALPH 
Call Fireman 
1917-1943 
Died March, 1948 



JOHN I. STONE 
Member 
Highway Department 

1909-1937 
Died March 10, 1948 



1948] 



JURY LIST 



81 



Jury List 

Approved January 6, 1949 



In accordance with Section 9 of Chapter 234 of the General 
Laws, the following jury list is published in the Annual Town Report : 



NAME 
Ahearn, Thomas M. 
A hern, David L. 
Allan, Granville, F. 
Armitage, Fred C. 
Atwood, Frank M. 

Barnes, Willard S. 
Benedict, Orville M. 
Benson, Allan F. 
Boden, Arthur T. 
Boland, James E. 
Bowley, Charles E. 
Boynton, Philip F. 
Brendel, Henry 0. 
Brown, Chester A. 
Brown, William D. 
Bufalino, William F. 
Burke, Arthur J. 

Callahan, David W. 
Caron, Louis B. 
Chapman, Fred J. Jr. 
Cipollone, Nicholas J. 
Collins, Thomas F. 
Codwise, Hubert E. 
Coe, 0. Robert 
Colby, Warren H. 
Connell, James R. 
Cooper, John R. 
Coveney, James E. 
Cowan, Robert F. 
Croft, Lemuel E. 
Cryan, Patrick J. 
Cudmore, Clifton W. 
Cullen, Claude P. 
Curtis, Paul C. 

Daley, Victor W. 
Davie, Leroy J. 
Dawes, Arthur E. 
Devine, Stanley H. 
Donahue, James P. 
Donahue, Leo E. 
Durkee, Elmer L. 

Edmonds, Noel F. 
Eichorn, William N. 
Faulkner, Francis 
Fellows, Frank G. 
Fenner, James H. 
Follansbee, Horace S. 
Fuller, Edwin A. 
Gowell, Robert L. 
Grant, Robert W. 



Residence Occupation 
48 Humphrey Street Accountant 



9 Lewis Road 

26 Farragut Road 

59 Beach Avenue 

55 Orient Court 

14 Sargent Road 
28 Jessie Street 

34 Essex Avenue 
17 Ingalls Terrace 
24 Claremont Ter. 
13 Shelton Road 

385 Puritan Road 
55 Blaney Street 
92 Fuller Avenue 

68 Stetson Avenue 
667 Humphrey Street 

35 King Street 

42 Suffolk Avenue 

69 Cherry Street 
133 Aspen Road 

6 Sheridan Terrace 

32 Estabrook Road 

35 Beach Bluff Ave. 

31 Lewis Road 

253 Humphrey Street 

43 Maple Avenue 
95 Rockland Street 
17 Rockland Street 

261 Burrill Street 

8 Middlesex Avenue 

45 Pleasant Street 

54 Columbia Street 
30 Aspen Road 
95 Rockland Street 

43 Grant Road 
41 Puritan Road 
90 Aspen Road 

15 Banks Terrace 
45 Blaney Street 

55 Beach Avenue 
143 Aspen Road 

11 Rock Avenue 
75 Atlantic Avenue 
4 Banks Road 
73 Plymouth Avenue 
125 Elmwood Road 
55 Devens Road 
85 Walker Road 
51 Mountwood Road 
11 Cedar Hill Ter. 



Elec. Eng. 
Salesman 
Metal Worker 
Clerk 

Welder 
G. E. 
Foreman 
Representative 
Painter 
Laborer 
Tannerv 
Clerk 
Architect 
Builder 
Foreman 
Personnel 

Buyer 
Mason 
Foreman 
Manager 
Insurance 
Salesman 

Personnel Manager 
Publisher 
G. E. 

Leather Work 
Meatcutter 
B. & M. 
Machinist 
Accountant 
Salesman 
Jeweller 
Sylvania 

Foreman 
R<adio Eng. 
Telephone 
Rest. Owner 
G. E. 

United Shoe 
Laundry 

Manager 
Distributor 
Manufacturer 
Market 
Pur. Agent 
Secretary 
Contractor 
Refinery 
Durkee-Mower 



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[Dec. 31 



Residence Occupation 

42 Hampden Street Leather 

41 Bellevue Road Stationer 

11 Comonwealth Ter. Patternmaker 

144 Walker Road Shoe 
24 Rockland Street Salesman 
74 Shelton Road Accountant 
22 Lexington Circle Cushman's 
86 Puritan IRoad Prod. Manager 
49 Magnolia Road Accountant 
28 Hillside Avenue G. E. 
76 Phillips Beach Ave. Sales Manager 

42 Puritan Park Salesman 

16 Hawthorne Road Manufacturer 



NAME 

Griffin, Gerald R. 
Groom, Samuel B. 
Gross, Jacob M. 

Harris, Stanley G. 
Hildreth, Warren S. 
Hill, Walter G. 
Homan, Ralph T. 
Hooper, Edward M. 
Howe, Everett ( 
Howes, Charles 0. 
Hughes, Joseph E. 
Hughgill, Curtis T. 

Johnson, Howard M. 

Kahn, Maurice E. 
Kleinman, Morris 
Kunkel, Joseph M. 

Langmaid, Joseph 
Larson, Carl 0. 
Leadbetter, Thomas S. 
Legere, Henry- 
Leone, George 
Lord, John A. 
Ludlam, Albert E. 

Machinist, Benjamin 
FacPhee, Angus D. 
Mahan, William H. 
Mayo, Ralph 
McArthur, George H. 
McAuliffe, Thomas J. 
McDermott, George A. 
McGettrick, William J. 
McGrath, Harry L. 
McLearn, John G. 
McNair, George A. 
Merritt, Charles 
Moore, James H. 
Morse, Leon W. 

Nevins, Bernard J. 
Nevler, Jack 
Nolan, James 

Peart, William R. 
Peppard, David E. 
Pettipas, Herbert M. 
Pope, Roger W. 
Power, Burton R. 

Quealy, Thomas L. 

Rafter, Edward J. 
Ralph, Clarence E. 
Ramsden, John W. 
Ranger, Allan B. 
Remis, Harry 
Ross, Leland S. 
Rowe, George F. 
Rubin, Benjamin 



1 Brooks Terrace 
100 Farragut Road 

26 Lewis Road 

26 
61 
39 
79 
8 

234 
186 

147 Aspen Road 

17 Walnut Road 
40 Maple Avenue 
54 Glen Road 

3 Magnolia Road 
60 Walker Road 
10 Thorndike Ter. 
34 King Street 

18 Roy Street 

8 Mapledale Place 
230 Burrill Street 

19 Banks Terrace 

27 Fuller Avenue 

20 Ingalls Terrace 



Pawnbroker 
Shoe Company 
Elec. Eng. 



Store Manager 

Rem. Rand 

Machinist 

Factory 

Awnings 

Druggist 

Clerk 

Ins. Adjuster 

Truck Loader 

Custodian 

Truck Driver 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 

Engineer 

Salesman 



29 Blaney Street Janitor 

20 King's Beach Ter. Salesman 

27 Suffolk Avenue Steamfitter 

106 Melvin Avenue Iceman 

648 Humphrey Street Teamster 

14 Cedar Road Adjuster 

52 Bay View Ave. Merchant 

47 Mountwood Road Engineer 

28 Pleasant Street Laborer 

52 Middlesex AvenueHygrade 

151 Redington Street Maintainenca 

32 Hampden Street Foreman 
9 Farragut Road Manager 

33 Puritan Park Leather 

16 Curry Circle Accountant 

17 Phillips Street Retired 
519 Humphrey Street Mechanic 



Beach Bluff A\ 
Magnolia Road 
Blaney Street 
Pine Street 
Clark Street 
Puritan Road 
Norfolk Avenue 



i. Dealer 
Diemaker 
Auto Repair 
Carpenter 
Bakery 
Leather 
Machinist 



1948] 



JURY LIST 



NAME 

Sargent, William A. 
Shaw, Clarence F. 
Sheldon, George W. 
Simons, Joseph B. 
Smith, Arthur K. 
Smith, Elmer L. 
Soucy, James L. 
Soutter, James C. Jr. 
Spear, Irwin 
Sprague, Fred L. 
Stever, Clark E. 
Stevens, Paul G. 
Stinson, Harry W. 

Teague, Philip A. 

Wadden, Walter R. 
West, George D. 
Whiteford, Thomas B. 
Whittier, Prescott G. 
Wright, Harry B. 

Zahr, Herman E. Jr. 



Residence 

10 Ocean View Road 

9 Rose Street 
35 Elmwood Road 

25 Sheridan Road 
39 Andrew Road 
21 Shaw Road 

58 Magnolia Road 

49 Sargent Road 

87 Bates Road 

584 Humphrey Street 

5 Vinnin Street 

26 Superior Street 
81 Pine Street 



Occupation 

Salesman 

Plumber 

Shipper 

Proprietor 

Salesman 

Elec. Contr. 

Auto Mech. 

Manager 

Salesman 

United Shoe 

Steamfitter 

Steel Hardener 

Milkman 



95 Greenwood Ave. Electrician 



155 Elmwood Road 
145 Elmwood Road 
32 Allen Road 
53 Magnolia Road 
8 Cliffside 

37 Aspen Road 



Machinist 
Steam Engineer 
Manufacturer 
Draftsman 
Designer 

Ford Co. 



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[Dec. 31 



School Report 

Of the Town Of Swampscott 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1948 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 1948 

Ralph N. Murray, Chairman 79 Banks Road 

Term Expires 1950 

Madeline M. Clark 29 Outlook Road 

Term Expires 1949 

Blanche E. Doyle 44 Crosman Ave. 

Term Expires 1951 

Herbert R. Anderson 34 Farragut Road 

Term Expires 1950 

Edward K. Hempel 37 Farragut Road 

Term Expires 1951 

Regular meeting, second Wednesday of each month. 

Superintendent of Schools and Secretary of the School Committee 
Frank L. Mansur 

2 Palmer Avenue LYnn 3-2193 

The office of the Superintendent of Schools is open on school 
days from 8 :00 A. M. to 4 :00 P. M. ; Saturdays from 9 :00 A. M. to 
12:00 P. M. 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 1948 

Winter term begins Monday, January 3 

Winter term closes Friday, February 18 

Spring term begins Monday, February 28 

Spring term closes Friday, April 15 

Summer term begins Monday, April 25 

Fall term begins Wednesday, September 7 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The School Committee presents herewith the financial report 
of the School Department for the year 1948, and accept and publish 
the report of the Superintendent of Schools which follows as their 
annual report. 

Appropriation $341,209.00 

Expenditures : 

General Control 10,133.50 

Instructional Service 256,110.83 

Operation of Plants 52,178.39 

Maintenance 12,439.38 

Capital Outlay 1,663.55 

Auxiliary Agencies 7,478.38 

Warrants Payable 1,076.00 341,080.03 



Unexpended Balance 



$128.97 



1948] 



SCHOOL REPORT 



85 



Credits to the Department: 

General Receipts 532.64 

Tuition Received — General 1,872.00 

State Refund, Trade and 

Vocational Schools 259.63 

State Refund, General School Fund 14,522.40 



17,186.67 

Net Cost of Schools $323,893.36 



Ralph N. Murray, Chairman 
Madeline M. Clark 
Blanche E. Doyle 
Herbert R. Anderson 
Edward K. Hempel 



To the Members of the School Committee of the Town of Swampscott, 
Ladies and Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my seventeenth annual report as Superin- 
tendent of the public schools of the town. 

From time to time there arise circumstances that turn one's 
attention in a specific direction. At the present moment we are con- 
fronted by overcrowded classrooms in certain areas, and by the 
prospect of even more serious crowding- of existing facilities in the 
near future. It seems time, therefore, to explore existing physical 
conditions, to examine into the causes of the congestion, and to 
attempt to draw conclusions both as to the permanence of that con- 
dition and as to what steps may be needed to relieve it. 

The causes of present congestion are several. During this cur- 
rent school year kindergartens were established in each of the four 
elementary schools. The net result of this has been to increase our 
requirements by one classroom in each building and to add one 
hundred thirty-five pupils to our total enrollment. The abrupt in- 
crease on this account has unfortunately coincided with the nation- 
wide trend to larger enrollments in all primary grades, a trend of 
which we are feeling our own small portion of effect. In September, 
therefore, we got not only a normal increase from this trend, but a 
double increase in demand for facilities because of the kindergartens. 

The permanency of these increases we can estimate only par- 
tially. The demand for continuance of the kindergarten is assured. 
A community of the type of Swampscott does not surrender ad- 
vantages of this type, once gained. At the same time, the trend for 
school enrollment to increase nation-wide is somewhat the result of 
the war, and will presumably ultimately reach a levelling off point. 
That, however, does not of necessity mean subsequent shrinkage back 
to present or pre-war levels. On the contrary the demand for new 
residential housing for young families indicates the establishment of 
a new level of school population i;ather higher than at present. 

One generally may refer to the birthrate in attempting to predict 
the growth or shrinkage of school population, and find a trend upward 
or downward in the one followed by a corresponding trend shortly 
afterward in the other. This has occured formerly, and is apparently 
due to occur again, in Swampscott. For example. 



Average births per year, 1934-1938 inc 99 

Average no. of pupils entering grade 

one, 1940-1944 inc 102 

Average births per year, 1939-1942 inc 130 

Average no. of pupils entering «,rade 

one, 1945-1948 inc 129 



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[Dec. 31 



In other words, an average of approximately one hundred births 
a year over a five-year period has resulted in an average of ap- 
proximately one hundred entrants in grade one over a corresponding 
period six years later; and an average of one hundred and thirty 
births each year over a subsequent four-year period has resulted in 
entering classes averaging just about one hundred and thirty pupils 
over a corresponding period six years later. 

In drawing conclusions in such a matter one may not safely be 
too specific, and dependence on percentage increases is dangerous. 
However, depending on such a method, one arrives at an entering 
class of nearly two hundred in grade one by 1953, for the birthrate 
in 1947 was forty percent above that of 1942. Here is a figure re- 
markably close to the five-year average of 183 births each year, 
1943-1947 inclusive. Certainly, therefore, arriving at similar answers 
by the two processes, one may be justified in predicting that we 
should prepare for not less than an average of one hundred eighty 
first grade pupils a year from 1949 through 1953; and this expecta- 
tion, of course, requires more than that number towards the end of 
the period. The situation is shown graphically on the accompanying 
chart. 

Theoretically, here is an increase of two first grades of perhaps 
thirty pupils each; and such would be the actual case if the pupils 
should all live in the same neighborhood. Unfortunately, they will 
not. They will be spread ^all over town, and almost inevitably we shall 
be establishing not two additional first grades but four — one in each 
building. And because all of these children will have attended our 
kindergartens, there will already have been established several 
more of these classes since they are now at capacity in at least three 
buildings; while shortly afterwards the second grades will feel the 
result and there will be a crying need for expansion there. And so, ad 
infinitum, to a stopping point not easy to foresee. 

Obviously we are not ready to receive such an influx. We have 
available one room in the Machon School, one in the Clarke School, 
and one in the Stanley. The Hadley School has no spare room left at 
all, and it is in this district that the most serious condition exists. 
This building could be relieved by transfers to the Stanley School 
if Forest Avenue were suitable for winter travel through the Whitney 
Estate, but it is not. 

One fortunate circumstance has made possible a temporary and 
partially satisfactory solution of the Hadley School situation. At 
the moment the Junior High School is at its lowest enrollment point 
in years. This condition has made possible using two rooms in the 
Junior High building as elementary classrooms this year, but this 
relief cannot continue because the Junior High School is due to 
become larger almost immediately. This we can tell by observing 
elementary school enrollments throughout the town. 

Consequently we are faced with the fact that on the basis of all 
observable evidence, within two years we are not going to have room 
in those two buildings to house the pupils attending Junior High 
School and the Hadley elementary. Indeed, we shall be hard put to 
accommodate them next September. The only immediate solution to 
this situation is to transfer the ninth grade to the Senior High 
School. 

At the moment such a transfer can be made. The High School 
was planned to care for six hundred pupils when all possible facilities 
in the building are in use to utmost capacity, a figure now reduced 
somewhat because we have transformed a spare classroom into a 
music room. There are approximately three hundred and eighty 
pupils there now. For a year or two, prospective ninth grades will 
contain about one hundred twenty-five pupils. Their transfer would 



1948] SCHOOL REPORT 87 

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therefore, carry the building over the five hundred mark. In general, 
the equipment as it stands is adequate. The only obvious shortage 
of furnishings is clothing lockers, of which there are at present 
about 440. 

By authority of the last annual town meeting a committee is at 
work determining the cost of a gymnasium at the Junior H^n School. 
A gymnasium at that location is, of course, a crying need, but its 
erection will do nothing to meet the need for classrjoms. It is my 
hope that this committee may see its way clear net only to carry 
out its specific task, but likewise to interest itself in studying the 
needs of the Hadley School as a whole. It seems quite within pos- 
sibility that the whole process might be accomplished by one building 
project that would be an architectural whole, at considerable financial 
advantage to the town. 

Our other buildings present their individual problems, pressing 
enough but not reaching the critical stage as at the Hadley School. 
There is still an unused classroom at the Stanley School. This building 
was planned to have another wing added between the auditorium 
unit and Forest Avenue. Factors that would force quick attention to 
this building would be the acceptance and improvement of Forest 
Avenue as a public way through the Whitney Estate, and the opening 
up of that property to home building. If Forest Avenue were a saf^ 
and passable thoroughfare in winter travel, the Stanley School could 
now be made to serve children living in the Shaw Estate, for it is 
nearer to them than is the Hadley School. 



88 



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[Dec. 31 



The Machon School at the moment seems adequate for its popu- 
lation. It has one spare room. The erection of a Veterans Housing 
Project in the area may, however, bring a sudden change of condi- 
tions. There seems to have been no thought of a future expansion 
when this building was planned. Structurally the building is sound, 
and its extension is worth architectural study. 

The Clarke School is a building that should be replaced. It was 
erected in 1906 and its design, while characteristic of the period, 
would not be permitted by State authorities today for a number of 
reasons, among them the arrangement of its stairways. It needs much 
attention in the matter of maintenance. Over a period of fifteen years 
its heating system and toilets have been modernized. Just before the 
war we insulated the attic and began to replace its floors, but we 
were not able to complete this job because of scarcity of materials. 
This year we installed new stair treads and remodeled a room for the 
kindergarten. Next year the building must be redecorated inside. In 
the immediate future we must install new lighting and lay the rest 
of the floors. I estimate the costs on these projects to be: Painting, 
$2500; new lights, including necessary rewiring, $4500; floors, $2500. 
I daresay the cost of these projects, plus that of the toilets and 
heating system represent a sum not too far removed from the original 
cost of the whole building when it was new. 

With all these projects completed we still shall have- an old 
building, and there is no indication that its facilities will be adequate. 
We know, of course, that it lacks entirely an assembly room of any 
type, which is essential space for any modern school, but I am not 
referring to that lack. I speak of pupil seating capacity. Our recent 
census shows that within three years we may expect fifty children 
to enroll in this building from the Plymouth Avenue area alone. I 
suggest, therefore, that now is the time to consider whether it is the 
greater wisdom to spend money on patching up a structure that owes 
us nothing and may not be sufficient when patched, or to set about 
replacing that structure with one that will be up-to-date and adequate 
in every respect. 

In September we opened kindergartens at the Clarke, Machon 
and Stanley Schools. It must be frankly admitted that the demand 
for this type of class had been under estimated. A survey in the late 
spring indicated children enough for those three classes and for still 
another class in the Hadley School district, but the problem of avail- 
able classrooms in that area offered a serious problem. This was 
finally met by taking advantage of the estimated low Junior High 
School enrollment and transferring the fifth grade to that building. 

The early start in equipping the first three rooms made possible 
opening them fully equipped, but with close to capacity enrollment. 
For the Hadley School, certain items of furniture have been greatly 
delayed and have not yet arrived. We are making out temporarily 
with fill-ins-some our own discards and some borrowed. We are not 
well off for kindergarten rooms. We are using ordinary classrooms 
made as attractive as redecorating could make them. They are not 
large enough for a modern kindergarten, are not decorated as such 
a room would be, and lack certain lavatory and toilet facilities 
customarily included in such a unit. They should be viewed as tempo- 
rary quarters, and additions or alterations in any elementary build- 
ings ought, in my judgment, to include new rooms for these classes 
as a necessity. 

Coincidental with the establishment of kindergartens a slight 
adjustment was made in the entrance age to school. A pupil admitted 
to kindergarten must have his fifth birthday during the calendar 
year in which the school year starts. Logically, therefore, a pupil 



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entering grade one must reach his sixth birthday during the cor- 
responding period. The net result is to require that a child be two 
months older than formerly in entering grade one. This is a regula- 
tion quite in keeping with the average practice in systems where 
kindergartens exist, investigation showing that more than half of 
those systems require that degree of chronological maturity, or more. 
Furthermore, it coincides with the opinion expressed by our primary 
teachers and principals that the youngest of our entering pupils 
have been too often handicapped by a lack of maturity to progress 
at a rate comparable to their older classmates. 



In November our Junior and Senior High School lunch counters 
became participants in the Federal Lunch program. This assures 
them a subsidy from Federal funds to the extent of four cents for 
each balanced lunch served in accordance with certain standards of 
nutritional values. There were two substantial reasons for entering 
on this program : the certainty of serving to pupils a better lunch at 
less cost, and the necessity for increasing our income. 

That the first aim has been attained is already evident. Sales of 
hot-dish lunches have already increased noticeably with the improve- 
ments in quality and size of servings without increase in cost. The 
need for additional income has been obvious for about three years. 
Over that period the surplus that had been built up in the lunchroom 
accounts has been nearly dissipated in the attempt to keep down the 
cost to pupils and still maintain quality and quantity. This has been 
a losing fight which we hope will be stemmed by the receipt of the 
Federal funds and the opportunity to use supplies at little or no 
cost from the Federal "abundant foods" list. 



In September we established speech classes at the High School 
for the first time. Although we had no doubt in our own minds as to 
the value of such classes, neither Mr. Dunn or myself had anticipated 
the interest they would be to pupils. Our expectation had been a 
trial class of perhaps twenty pupils. Instead, more than a hundred 
enrolled, of whom about twenty eliminated themselves later when 

they discovered either that program difficulties made the election 
impossible, or that what they had expected to be a lark was going 
to be a course requiring a considerable amount of hard work. The 
work is now going forward with enthusiasm. 

In his^nnual report to me Mr. Dunn comments in this way 
about the course : "I believe that it is one of the most important sub- 
jects that we are offering to the student body. It is designed to make 
all pupils more effective when they converse among themselves and 
meet in social and economic ways. It affords training in thinking and 
helps to develop personality. It has proved to be a course that ties 
in closely with other curricular activities such as guidance, social 
activities, English and dramatics." 

Meanwhile our Audio-Visual Education program has made sub- 
stantial progress. Equipment has been improved and the amount of 
use made of it substantially increased. By the end of this school 
year we shall be in excellent shape in that regard. Meanwhile six or 
eight teachers have been attending professional courses in that field, 
which will without doubt open up to them new opportunities and 
new understandings of the possibilities of this kind of teaching aid. 
Although Mr. Rathbone, who did the first organizing of this depart- 
ment, left us during the summer, his successor, Mr. Walter Drogue 
of the High School faculty, has picked up the task with enthusiasm. 



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During the year we accomplished some rather substantial re- 
pairs. The entire cast-stone trim of the Junior High School was re- 
paired by cutting out and filling defective areas, of which there were 
many, and applying a surface treatment. Rooms at the Clarke, Hadley 
and Machon were completely renovated for kindergarten use gutter 
repairs were made at the Clarke School, and a broken roof drain re- 
placed at the Hadley. In the High, Junior High, Machon and Clark 
Schools other classrooms were redecorated. A chain link fence was 
erected on the south property line of the Junior High School, abuttors 
paying half the costs. The play area above the Machon School on Bur- 
pee Road was surfaced and a fence erected along the sidewalk line. 
The crumbling entrance steps at the rear of the Hadley School were 
broken out and entirely replaced. New non-skid stair treads were in- 
stalled on the main stairway at the Clarke School. Approximately 
three hundred pupils' desks, and most teachers' desks at the Clarke 
and Machon Schools, have been refinished. The flagpole at the 
Machon School was moved from its inconvenient place on the roof to 
a more accessible location on the Essex St. front of the building. 

I feel that the following are essential projects for 1949: 

New auditorium curtain and draperies at Stanley School. 
Repair of chimney at Junior High School. 
•Redecorating of auditorium at Junior High School. 
Installation of emergency lights at Junior High School. 
Interior wall repairs and redecorating of two rooms at Junior High 
School. 

Interior painting, complete, at Clarke School. 

Repair of concrete work (flagpole base, sidewalk, steps and certain 

window sills) at High School. 
Redecorating of corridor at Machon School. 
Dedecorating of several rooms at High School. 
Installation of new lighting in Grade 4 at Machon School. 
Repair of switch board, High School auditorium. 
Adjustment of ventilation, High School auditorium. 
Repair of roofs, Machon and Hadley Schools. 
Fireproofing of all auditorium draperies in every school. 
Painting exterior, Hadley and Junior High. 

* * * * 

There had been several events worthy of note in connection with 
our athletic program. During the summer Mr. George Hutchinson, 
who had for many years carried on the activities at the Junior High 
School, indicated his desire to relinquish these duties. We were loathe 
to lose Mr. Hutchinson's services in this connection, ancfcarrived, we 
think, at a happy compromise that promises to be to the advantage 
both of Mr. Hutchinson and the High School. With John McLaughlin 
of the High School faculty taking on ninth grade athletics, Mr. 
Hutchinson agreed to carry on with grades seven and eight on an 
intra-mural basis. Mr. McLaughlin will coordinate his work with that 
of the High School coaches, thus, we hope, sending boys into the 
high school picture better trained in the necessary fundamentals. 

With the opening of the football season the long-awaited field 
house became available at Blocksidge Field, and our football teams 
were able to make it their headquarters. The location of needed 
facilities at the field has proven to be a distinct asset much appre- 
ciated by the coaches and the team members. Although in its original 
condition the building contained no fittings for the care of equip- 
ment, these items have been provided by funds from the Athletic 
Association. Mutual agreement between the Park Commissioners and 
High School authorities provides that care of equipment shall be the 
duty of the High School, while cleaning and sanitation shall be the 
care of the Park Department. 



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By action of the last state legislature, the way was opened for 
the first time for School Departments to provide insurance to cover 
essential bills for injury to pupils engaging in athletic contests or 
other supervised school-sponsored activity in the physical education 
program. As of mid-August the School Committee put such a policy 
in effect. It provides reimbursement up to $500 for medical, surgical 
or nursing expense due to an accident (except to natural teeth, in 
which case the coverage is much less) occurring to Junior and Senior 
High School pupils in physical education activities, football, baseball, 
field or ice hockey, basketball and golf. As of December 23 there 
have been forty-four claims made under this policy, all of which 
have been paid in full to a total of $379.00. 

In addition to this insurance the School Committee has felt that 
security against financial loss warranted the placing of theft insur- 
ance on band instruments, typewriters and office machines owned 
by the Department and valued at well over $10,000, and on athletic 
equipment when it is at the field house. 

* * * * 

At the close of school in June we lost by retirement three 
teachers who had been with us many years : Miss Anna Willey of the 
Hadley School, Miss Amy Thissell of the High School, and Miss Mary 
I. Perkins, Principal of the Machon School. 

Whenever a teacher of such standing as these withdraws, there 
seems to remain in a school system less and less of that intangible 
something which was characteristic of the part or which exists in the 
present only in an altered and diluted form. Its definition is not easy. 
Certainly most teachers today have entered into and continue in 
their profession out of sheer love of teaching and a devotion to 
children. Their numbers are overwhelming in comparison to those 
whose purpose is to teach merely to make a living. Yet whenever 
one comes in intimate contact with such teachers as Miss Willey, 
Miss Thissell and Miss Perkins, the quality which stands in boldest 
relief and which so indefinably marks them as different is their utter 
unselfishness and devotion to their self-chosen tasks. The hours in 
their classrooms are never too long. The additional tasks which 
they assume, the uncounted hours of unscheduled work which they 
spend that their duties may be better performed, the conscientious 
attention to detail and perfection which they give, all these are to 
them the elements to be rendered as a matter-of-course and without 
thought of reward other than that which they share through the 
success of their pupils. 

It is ironic comment on the attitude of the public-at-large 
country-wide that it has smugly accepted such services over the years 
as worthy of no other reward. One of the teachers in question taught 
her first fifteen years for a remuneration ranging between $350 and 
$950 a year. At the end of forty years she had still not attained a 
salary of $2000. How nice it is that she was so constituted that she 
could find her recreation in her profession and her satisfaction in the 
progress of her pupils! And how fortunate it is for her that, during 
the last four years of her service, those who could not live on satis- 
faction alone became so few that finally some resemblance to ade- 
quate remuntiat ; on came to her, lest she too give up in despair and 
there should be none to take her place! 

* * * * 

Other teachers who withdrew from our system during the year 
are Robert Rathbone, teacher of English at the High School, who 
has joined the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 
Miss Marjorie McDougal who was married. New teachers are: 



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Mrs. Joan Curtis, from Lesley College, to Machon School kinder- 
garten. 

Miss Ann Combs, from Marblehead, Mass., to Clarke School Kinder- 
garten. 

Mrs. Helen Hudson, from Clarke School grade one, to Hadley School 
kindergarten. 

Miss Barbara Young, from Topsfield, Mass., to Stanley School kinder- 
garten. 

Mr. Arthur Crosbie, from Dean Academy, to High School English 
Department. 

Mr. John I. McLaughlin, from U. S. Navy, to High School History 
Department. 

Mrs. Cecelia Loring, from substitute list, to Machon School grade 

one (temporary). 
Miss Jeanne Lepine, from Hyannis, Mass., to High School Foreign 

Language Department. 
Mrs. Claire Murray, from substitute list, to Hadley School assistant 

(temporary) . 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hahn, from Boston University School of Education, 

to Reading Consultant, all grades. 
Miss Madelaine Murphy, from New Britain, Connecticut, Teachers 

College, to Principalship of the Machon School. 

* * * * 

One hesitates to speak of increases in cost these days because 
the situation in that respect has become matter-of-course. However, 
it seems to me wise to point out that salaries alone in the extra 
classrooms made necessary by the kindergartens and our overcrowded 
grades are adding about eight thousand dollars to our budget over 
the figure for last year, and the normal step increases amount to 
more than $3,000 beyond that. 

The following excerpts from the report of Mr. Dunn, Principal 
of the High School, will be of interest to you: 

"A high school in this mid-20th century has many tasks to 
perform. In a suburban community, such as Swampscott, the high 
school must of necessity, be strong in its college preparatory curri- 
culum. Whereas the percentage of those in our school that will 
continue with academic, or liberal education, is much higher than 
the national average, our task is more than to prepare for a further- 
ance of this type of education. For a large percentage of the student 
body, — approximately 509r — high school comprises terminal educa- 
tion. If such is not the case, there often follows a comparatively 
short period of training in specific vocational skills. More and more it 
is becoming apparant that the chief justification of college education 
on the four year level is when the objective is preparation for profes- 
sional training. The challenge to us teachers is quite clear. We must 
give more and more attention to individual problems and needs. This 
includes vocational guidance and individual counselling. It is the 
intention of our teachers to stimulate vocational interests and to 
seek out the interests of pupils. We arrange for vocational talks to 
the students by representatives of different occupations. In a school 
of this size, too, each individual has an opportunity to avail himself 
of counselling from individual teachers in the school. 

Academic Achievement 

Among the colleges now being attended by the Class of 1948 
are the following: 

Boston University Radcliffe 

Brandeis Regis 

Brown Rhode Island State 

Colby Simmons 



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Colby Junior College 

Dartmouth 

Harvard 

Jackson 

Lesley 

Northeastern 



Tufts 

University of Maine 
University of Massachusetts 
University of New Hampshire 
Wesleyan 
Wheelock 



That Swampscott High School has won the confidence of many 
of our leading colleges is due to the efforts, over a long period of 
years, of an efficient faculty, the efforts of my predecessor Mr. Gray, 
and the records made by Swampscott High School graduates. The 
latter are among the outstanding students, and are attaining scho- 
lastic honors at present in the following institutions : Harvard, 
Dartmouth, Radcliffe, Tufts, Jackson, Colby, Rhode Island State, 
Smith and Vassar. 

Indicative of the high level of scholarship being maintained in 
the colleges by our graduates, is the record of three boys in the 
Class of 1951 at Dartmouth. Dean Morse of the freshman class 
notified the school last May, that of the seven ranking schools in the 
country, represented in that class, Horace Mann School for Boys 
stood first with an average of 3.03 and Swampscott High School 
second with an average of 2.93. 



Our faculty has voted to enroll our school in the National Honor 
Society. There are nearly 4500 member schools throughout the 
country. This action was taken to stimulate scholarship in the school. 
It is a distinct honor for a boy or girl to attain membership in this 
organization. Mr. Brooks Blossom is the faculty adviser." 



Financial Report for Fiscal Year September 8, 1947 to July 15, 1948 



National Honor Society 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK L. MANSUR 



December 31, 1948 



SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL 
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 




$4,664.37 
3,289.06 



Miscellaneous : 

Advance sale-Tickets for 3 games 
Advance sale-Reading tickets .... 
Advance sale-Gloucester tickets.. 

Bus Fares-Reading 

Bus Fare-Gloucester 

Advance sale-Amesbury tickets.... 

Membership A. A. Assoc 

Bus Fares-Amesbury 

Cheerleaders Sweaters 

Bus Fares 

Refund Brine Co 

Refund Arrow System (over- 
charged on cleaning bill last year) 



165.00 
58.20 

156.70 
60.00 
52.80 
44.70 
7.05 
42.30 
45.00 
32.90 
2.05 



41.40 



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Boosters' Dance 86.92 

Advance sale- All Star tickets .... 8.05 

Football Sweaters (Bonefant & 14.75 
MacKenzie) 

TOTAL FOOTBALL RECEIPTS $8,771.25 

BOYS' BASKETBALL 

Gate Receipts $435.42 435.42 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL 

Receipts for jacket (J. Hurwitz) 10.00 10.00 

BASEBALL 

Reimbursed for expenses from 
Dummer Academy for game 

played June, 1946 34.50 34.50 

GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY 

Hockey jackets 91.80 91.80 

GOLF 

Guarantee-Phillips Academy 15.00 15.00 

ICE HOCKEY 

Refund-Noyes Hardware 2/1/48 .70 

Reimbursed for expenses for All 

Star game 5.00 

Total Receipts $5.70 

Total Receipts 9,363.67 

DISBURSEMENTS 

FOOTBALL 

Equipment $1,354.13 

Cleaning & Reconditioning 184.55 

Medical Services & Supplies 221.03 

Transportation 679.80 

Police 308.00 

Officials 195.00 

Contracts & Guarantees 1938.90 

Ticket Sellers & Takers 136.00 

Field Expenses 21.20 

Printing 93.00 

Miscellaneous: 

Service charge (July, 1946) .40 

A. W. Sutherland-Stencils 1.75 

Noyes Hardware-paint .60 

Horace Partridge-rule book .50 

Harold George-Services 9/27 .... 5.00 

Brooks Blossom-Pur. 10/3 5.00 

N. E. Conference-Dues 25.00 

Advance sale Reading Tickets .... 58.20 
Noyes Hardware-Pur 

9/2, 9/24, 10/18 7.75 

Advance Sale-Gloucester tickets .. 156.70 

N. E. Conference-Dinners 6.60 

A. A. Benefit Fund 7.05 

Advance sale-Amesbury tickets .. 44.70 



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Clyde Emery-Services 10/18 .... 5.00 

Revere Knitting Mills-Sweaters .. 45.00 

A. A. Benefit Fund-Membership .. 10.00 

P. Gandolfo-Services 15.00 

E. Benedetto-Services Jr. Varsity 10.00 

F. Buonanduci-Services 11/8 .... 5.00 

W. DeLorey-Services 11/8 5.00 

Covert's Armored 

9/27 & 11/15 30.00 

F. Colletti-Services at park 200.00 

Lynn Telegram News-Ad 11/47 .. 9.00 

Daily Evening Item-Ad. 11/47 .... 9.00 
Gordon Foshay-Receipts 

from dance 86.92 

J. E. Burke-Tickets for 

All Star 8.05 

Swampscott High School Band Acct. 

(To apply toward band uniforms) 470.90 

Balance of tickets sold for 

Marblehead game 300.80 

Dieges & Clust-Megaphones 28.80 

Lewis S. Harris-Dues Faculty 

Managers' Assoc. '47-48 3.00 

■Revere Knitting Mills-Sweaters .. 7.25 

$6,699.58 

BOYS' BASKETBALL 

Equipment $340.46 

Cleaning 23.52 

Officials 128.00 

Ticket Sellers & Takers 78.00 

Transportation 164.45 

Police 15.20 

Printing 37.00 

Miscellaneous: 

Story High School-Profit on 

game 2/17/48 7.37 

Lynn Sporting Goods Co. Letters 22.50 

Revere Knitting Mills-Sweaters .. 21.75 

$838.25 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL 

Officials $44.00 

Equipment 57.02 

F. Colletti-Services 9.00 

J. W. Brine Co.-Rule Book 1.11 

Transportation 67.85 

$178.98 

BASEBALL 

Equipment $349.20 

Cleaning 46.50 

Transportation 105.80 

Officials 96.00 

Sweaters (Revere Knitting Mills) .. 29.00 

H. Partridge-rule books .35 

Letters '. 22.75 



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GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY 

Equipment $251.30 

Officials 30.00 

Transportation 50.60 

Cleaning 82.86 

Miscellaneous : 

Membership Field Hockey Assoc. 2.00 
F. McLearn-reimburse for 

expenses 2.70 

Lynn Sporting- Goods Co. -Letters 6.25 

$425.71 



GENERAL MISCELLANEOUS FUND 

Service Charge for Oct .27 

Printing check book : 2.20 

E. Held-Postage & Telephone 

expenses 8.45 

Dinners-N. E. Conferences (3) .... 3.96 
Transferred amount to high school 

account toward payment of check 

writer 30.00 

Bank service charge for June .... .30 



GOLF 

Lynn Sporting Goods-Pur 

6/6 & 6/12 $3.50 

W. Henshaw-Expenses for golf 

tournament 10.50 

Lynn Sporting Goods-Letters 5.00 

W. Henshaw-Transportation 10.55 

John Hanifey-Pur. 4/26 & 6/4 .... 78.50 



TRACK 

Equipment 2.05 

Lynn Sporting Goods Co. -Letters 7.50 



ICE HOCKEY 

Equipment 76.57 

Officials 60.00 

Rental-rink 27.50 

N. Shore Hockey League-Dues .... 5.00 

R. Funchion-Coach 200.00 

H. Collins-Expenses 3/2 8.40 

J. McLaughlin-Expenses at Hockey 2.00 
League Meeting 

R. Funchion-Our Allotment to pay off 

hockey league debt 2.20 

Lynn Sporting Goods Co. -Letters .... 6.00 



$45.18 



$108.05 



9.55 



$387.67 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS , $9342.57 



TOTAL PROFIT FOR SEASON 



21.10 



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PROOF 

Balance on hand September 8, 1947 $642.52 

Balance on hand July 15, 1948 663.62 

PROFIT FOR SEASON $21.10 

J. McVEY, 

Treasurer. 



SUMMARY OF SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FUND 

For Fiscal Year September 8, 1947 to July 15, 1948 

FOOTBALL 

Receipts $8,771.25 

Disbursements 6,699.58 

Profit $2,071.67 

BOYS' BASKETBALL 

Receipts 435.42 

Disbursements 838.25 

Deficit 402.83 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL 

Receipts 10.00 

Disbursements 178.98 

Deficit 168.98 

BASEBALL 

Receipts 34.50 

Disbursements 649.60 

Deficit 615.10 

GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY 

Receipts 91.80 

Disbursements 425.71 

Deficit 333.91 

BOYS' ICE HOCKEY 

Receipts 5.70 

Disbursements 387.67 

Deficit 381.97 

GOLF 

Receipts 15.00 

Disbursements 108.05 

Deficit 93.05 

TRACK 

Receipts 

Disbursements 9.55 

Deficit 9.55 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

Receipts 

Disbursements 45.18 

Deficit 45.18 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR SEASON $2,071.67 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR SEASON .... 2,050.57 

TOTAL PROFIT FOR SEASON $21.10 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Swampscott, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit a report for the year ending December 31, 



1948. 

School visits 690 

Number sent to family physician 262 

Number excluded 120 

Notes to parents 390 

Home visits 288 

Physical examinations 1233 

Defects found 491 

Examined for vision 1233 

Glasses provided 92 

Immunized to Diphtheria 163 

Tuberculin tests 327 

Chest X-ray 121 

Taken to Clinic 68 

Visits for attendance 186 

Truancy 37 

School adjustment 26 

Home adjustment 70 

Patch test for tuberculosis 320 



Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. HAMMOND, R. N., 

School Nurse. 



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MEMBERSHIP BY AGE AND GRADE, OCTOBER 1, 1948 

Boys 
Age 

Grade 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Totals 

Kdg 8 39 47 

1 28 46 3 77 

2 27 49 7 1 84 

3 25 43 3 2 73 

4 1 24 33 7 2 1 68 

5 22 29 12 2 65 

6 17 36 8 2 63 

7 1 12 27 14 4 1 59 

8 1 15 23 7 3 1 50 

9 14 20 10 5 49 

10 11 36 11 6 1 65 

11 16 26 10 2 .... 1 .... 55 

12 17 40 7 1 1 .... 66 

P.G 2 111 .... 5 



Total .... 8 67 73 78 74 59 56 63 53 53 42 66 60 58 11 2 3 .... 826 



MEMBERSHIP BY AGE AND GRADE, OCTOBER 1, 1948 

Girls 
Age 

Grade 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Totals 

Kdg 5 38 43 

1 17 29 10 56 

2 27 38 1 66 

3 27 35 4 1 67 

4 19 21 2 1 43 

5 28 35 1 64 

6 17 30 1 1 49 

7 18 30 48 

8 20 29 6 1 56 

9 20 34 6 1 61 

10 1 15 34 10 2 2 64 

11 22 43 4 69 

12 1 37 26 4 2 70 

P.G 



Total .... 5 55 56 75 55 53 55 50 51 50 55 65 91 32 6 2 756 



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SCHOOL CENSUS — OCTOBER 1 

5 years 
or over and or 
under 7 

Registration of Minors: 

Boys 143 

Girls 135 

Totals 278 

Distribution of the above minors : 

In public day school membership .... 217 
In continuation school 

membership — 

In vocational school 

membership — 

In private school membership 53 

In State or county institutions — 

and special school for defectives 
and delinquents 

Not enrolled in any day school 8 

Totals 278 



, 194S 

7 years 
over and 
under 16 



633 
585 



1218 



957 



1218 



Total 

776 
720 

1496 



1174 



1 

308 

3 



10 
1496 



Pupils Enrolled — November 1948 
Sophomores Juniors Seniors Pg.'s 

High School 130 122 136 5 

Class I Class II Class III 

Junior High School 106 107 111 

Grades Kind. 1 2 3 4 5 6 

Clarke 34 24 41 31 27 26 31 

Hadlev 33 43 37 53 35 26 32 

Machon 30 43 39 23 28 26 24 

Stanley 27 26 36 33 22 41 25 

High School 393 

Junior High 324 

Elementary 906 



Total 

393 
Total 
324 

224 
259 
213 
210 



1623 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY 



High 



Name 

James H. Dunn 

Principal 
Brooks K. Blossom 

Head of Foreign Lang. Dept. 
Arthur G. Cronk 

Manual Arts 
Arthur W. Crosbie 

English 
Walter G. Drogue 

English & Visual Educ. 
Millard E. Emanuelson 

Mathematics 
Averill Gellerson 

English 



Degree 

B.S. 
Ed.M. 
A.B. 
A.M. 



A.B. 

A. B. 
Ed.M. 

B. S. 

A.B. 



Year began 
in Swamps co tt 

1929 



Educational 
Training 

Colby 
Harvard 

Chicago 1933 
Harvard 

Trade Exp. 1930 
Fitchburg Teach. Coll 
Boston Univ. 1948 



Yale 

Boston Univ. 
Colby 

Colby 



1947 
1947 
1947 



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Educational Year began 


Name 


Degree 


Training in Swampscott 


Enos Held 


A P. 
- i. . x_> . 


North Central 


1947 


xieaQ 01 oliciilc i/cpi. 


lLd IX . - > 1 . 


Harvard 




AValtpr P TTpn^Vinw 


A.B. 


Dartmouth 


1930 


xieaQ oi x_,ngxisxi i^eui,. 


A \( 
s\. . ->X . 


Boston Univ. 




come lie x^aniuexi 




Gorham 


1931 


Otlt IltC tx. Ovtlal OLLXvlXCo 


B S 

xj . o . 


Boston Univ. 




Jeanne Lepine 


A P 


Univ. of Maine 194 S 


French & Spanish 








xiaroxu o. ..viaium 


A P 


OLCL 1 1 


1935 


Phvsiral Fdnoation 








■junn i. aic x_»a ug rum 


/Va X> . 


Holv Cros*? 


1931 


History 








r loid a. i>±c xjeaxn 




\p\v TTavpn 


1921 


X Xl\ SlLdX JLUULdLUJIl 








Jennie McVey 


B ^ 

XJ. O . 


Salem 


1945 


v_ Unimex i. la. 








h .'Ino T Iw AVIMCAn 

HiUriti i. ivioiiison 


P ^ 


oaiem 


1935 


Commercial 




Boston L'niv. 




AfilHrpH T O'T parr 




Fitchburg 


1931 


T-Tc*Qi^ r\ "f rvm m ov^ i q 1 Tlot"\t" 
XltrttU OX v, UIIUIlcI L Ictx XVtrjJL. 


P P A 

XJ . XJ i . 


Ponton Univ 




X—. 1 1 . _> X . 


Boston Univ. 




vIldllULLe V_/ll\trl 


p 

x5.o. 


F r a m i n gh a m 


1940 


UyJlllKi o tXC OClcxlCe 






Louis A. Parker 


A.B. 


Tufts 


1947 


History 


A.M. 


Tufts 




Eileen Soper 


A.B. 


Bates 


1941 


French 


A.M. 


Columbia 




Marjorie White 


A.B. 


Bates 


1927 


Head of Mathematics Dept. 


Ed. M. 


Harvard 




Junior High School 






Keith L. Jordan 


B.S. 


Gorham 


1946 


Principal 








Eleanor L. Birch 




Hyannis 


1937 


Social Studies 


B.S. 


Salem 




Mary G. Boyce 




Salem 


1931 


Mathematics 








Marion Burdett 


A.B. 


Mt. Holyoke 


1947 


French 








Marion P. Burlingame 


A.B. 


Mt. Holyoke 


1922 


Latin 








Katherine M. Carroll 


B.S. 


Salem 


1946 


Social Studies & Art 


Ed.M. 


B. U. 




Beatrice L. Cook 




Salem 


1918 


History 








Mary Cooper 


B.S. 


Tufts 


1929 


Science 


M.S. 


Univ. of Pittsburg 


Alice T. Durgin 




Salem 


1916 


Mathematics 








Beatrice M. Hutchinson 




Salem 


1924 


History 








George E. Hutchinson 




Mass. School of 


Manual Arts 




Art 


1924 


Nance Marquette 


B.S. 


Bridge water 


1944 


English 




Posse-Nissen 




Florence L. Melanson 




1931 


Physcial Education 








CrandaU P. Nodwell 




Truro 


1927 


Mathematics 








Lena Patchett 


A.B. 


Middlebury 


1924 



Mathematics 



102 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



Educational Year began 
Name Degree Training in Swampscott 



Phyllis L. Sherman 


T> C 

B.o. 


Keene 


1946 


English 








Katherine Townsend 


A.B. 


Boston Univ. 


1947 


Science 


A.B. 






Helen Warren 


Smith 


1918 


Domestic Science 


B.S. 


Simmons 




Emma S. White 


B.b. 


Bridgewater 


1936 


English 


T71 J TUT 

Ed.M. 


TT 1 

Harvard 




Grace Young 


A. 15. 


Bates 


1941 


English 


A Kit 

A.M. 


Radcliffe 






Clarke School 






Hilda J. Thacher 




Gorham 


1932 


Principal 


"R Q 


Boston Univ. 




Louise Cerica 




Salem 


1936 


Grade 1 


T5 O 

U.o. 


Boston Univ. 




L. Ann Combs 








Kind. 




Wheelock 


1948 


Margaret Forbes 


B.b. 


Salem 


1941 


Grade 3 








ifxdL xiy ii J. iaiicio 


B.S. 


Rri d irpwfi tipy 


1 943 


Grade 5 








Catherine T. Garrity 


B.S. 


Boston Univ. 


1947 


Grade 4 








Dorothea Paulson 




Salem 


1937 


Grade 6 


rJ.o. 


Boston Univ. 




Katherine Wilson 








Grade 2 




balem 


1921 




Hadley School 






-rr • i i x T ] 

Keith L. Jordan 








Principal 


£>.b. 


Gorham 


1946 


Emma Blossom 




Bridgewater 


1929 


Grade 5 








Ruth E. Bocko 


B.b. 


CI _ 1 

Salem 


1946 


Grade o 








Maxine A. Boyd 




Castine 


1932 


Grade 6 








Helen H. Hudson 




Lesley 


1928 


Kind. 






Ruth James 




Salem 


1921 


Grade 2 








Clare Murray 




R. I. College 


of 


Bldg. Asst. 




Educ. 


1948 


Marion Newcomb 




Salem 


1910 


Grade 4 








Priscilla Randall 


B.S. 


Bridgewater 


1947 


Grade 3 






Alice Toman 




Farmington 


1947 


Grade 1 










iviacnon ocnooi 






Madelame M. Murphy 


.D.b. 


Fitchburg 


1948 


Principal 


Ed.M. 


Boston Univ. 




Hazel D. Chase 


B.S. 


Salem 


1926 


Grade 5 








Jean Curtis 


B.S. 


Lesley 


1948 


Kind. 






Mae M. Graham 




Lowell 


1936 


Grade 3 









1948] 



SCHOOL REPORT 



103 



Name 

Cecelia Loring 

Grade 1 
Evelyn H. Lovejoy 

Grade 6 

Elsie Oakes 

Grade 1 
Phyllis G. Smith 

Grade 4 
M. Elizabeth Wade 

Grade 2 



Degree 



B.S 
B.S. 



Educational 
Training 

Perry 

Gorham 

Columbia 

Fitchburg 

Salem 



B.S. & Ed.M. 



Salem 
Boston Univ. 



Year began 
in Swampscott 

1948 
1938 
1923 
1928 
1914 



Hilda J. Thacher 

Principal 
Charlotte Conners 

Grade 6 
Margaret E. Durgin 

Grade 3 
Christine Ellis 

Grade 4 
Grace M. Farrell 

Grade 2 
Jessie C. Martin 

Grade 1 
Clara Waterman 

Grade 5 
Barbara Young 

Kind. 



Mary M. Chaisson 

Supervisor of Art 
Anne Linscott 

Speech 
Donald C. Hammond 

Instrumental Music 
Esther Nazarian 

Supervisor of Music 
M. Elizabeth Hahn 

Reading 



Stanley School 
B.S. 

B.S. 



All Schools 

B.L.I. 

A. B. 

B. S. 



Gorham 
Boston Univ. 
Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Gorham 

Lesley 



1932 
1929 
1917 
1941 
1920 
1915 
1932 
1948 

1946 



Salem 
B. U. & Vesper George 
Jackson 1941 
Emerson 
N. E. Cons, of 

Music 1946 
Boston Univ. 1921 



Kutztown 

Teachers' 
Boston Univ 



1948 



Mary K. Hammond, R. N.. School Nurse 



Secretaries 

Bessie Heggie, Hadley School 
Edith Legro, High School 
Gertrude Donlon, Superintendent of Schools 



Janitors 



Elizabeth Kehoe, High School 
Daniel Myers, High School 
Henry J. Callahan, High School 
Kenneth J. Cort, High School 
Mario Travascio, High School 



Frank Coletti, Hadley School 
Wendell Jones, Hadley School 
Emery Doane, Clarke School 
Michael Pagnotta, Machon School 
Thomas Bailey, Stanley School 



Marion Noonan 



Assistants 

Jennie Bates 



104 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Board of Health 



To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott : 

The Board of Health herewith submits its report for the year 
ending December 31, 1948 together with those of its various officers. 

During the past year there were 586 communicable diseases 
reported which was an increase of 141 over the number reported 
during the year 1947. Chicken pox, Measles and Mumps are still the 
prevalent diseases. In December, 41 cases of Chicken pox were re- 
ported. In June, July and August 228 (out of 237 for the year) 
cases of measles were reported, in January, February, March and 
April, 191 cases of Mumps were reported. 

There was 1 new case of pulmonary tuberculosis reported, 1 
death was attributable to this disease and at the present time there 
are 3 patients receiving treatment at Essex Sanatorium. 

3 cases of cat-bite were reported which is unusual for the Town. 

The number of cases of Scarlet Fever and Whooping cough 
decreased from the* preceding year. 

There was 1 case of Infantile Paralysis which was diagnosed at 
Salem Hospital and reported to the State by Salem. 

We are pleased to report that there was not a case of Dipth- 
theria in town although it was prevalent in other communities. 

At this time we again want to strongly recommend that parents 
of those children who have not been immunized against the disease see 
that their children are given this protection at the earliest op- 
portunity. We suggest that you consult your family physician for 
further information about any type of immunization. 

41 residents and 7 non-residents were bitten by dogs in our 
town this year. Fortunately none of those bitten required Anti- 
rabic treatment. 

Our Rabies clinic was held again this year by Dr. John J. Nilan 
and proved quite popular with the towns people. 

375 dogs were inoculated against rabies this year. 

We continued our School Tuberculosis Clinics this year and out 
of a population in the High School of 376, 86.9 % or 327, were 
tuberculin tested and it was found that S.9Vr, or 13 reacting. Ac- 
cordingly these 13 were X-Rayed and it was found that one had an 
arrested child-type of tuberculosis. 

At the same time 12 contacts and 95 of the personnel of the 
Schools were also X-Rayed. 

All mosquito breeding places were oiled with the cooperation of 
the Park Department and their Commissioner Frederick C. Burk, 
and little trouble was experienced with mosquitoes throughout most 
of the town. 

We are still investigating and checking the water supplied by 
wells to the residents of the Foster Pond Area and within the next 
few months samples will be taken through the cooperation of the 
state and a bacterial count made of same. 



1948] 



BOARD OF HEALTH 



105 



The conditions along our beaches was again very poor, what 
with coal dust, garbage, oil slick, old lumber and other objectionable 
floating matter especially noted during the bathing season and also 
to be found quite regularly throughout the year. These conditions are 
still being investigated by a commission appointed by the legislature 
and we hope that through their investigation and our continued 
efforts that the situation will be remedied, so that the nuisance is 
abated. 

During this last year the number of complaints for rubbish 
collections decreased which can be directly attributable to the new 
contract which went into effect on January 1, 1948 under the terms 
of which the contractor will remove any waste material provided 
the barrel or other receptacle or bundle is of such size or bulk that 
it can be handled by one man. Our complaints received for the col- 
lection of garbage shows a slight increase but this is inevitably due 
to the long, cold winter and the almost impossibility of removing 
frozen garbage from receptacles, and the inaccessible containers. 

There was no emergency sewer construction in 1948. This 
coming year we are co-sponsering 2 articles. One, for Pitman Road 
and one, for Blodgett Avenue. 

During the year 6 of our boys who paid the supreme sacrifice 
overseas were returned for burial in their home town. 

On August 26, 1948, Clarence W. Horton, who had been your 
Health Officer for the past 3 years, passed away. "Cobby" as he 
was known to most of the peopie in town, had been instrumental in 
providing many of our present Health Laws and a large number of 
the Milk Laws as existing today. Through his leadership the records 
on file in this department have been a model for a great many other 
communities. The town has lost a very valuable public servant and it 
is with regret that we include this paragraph as part of our report. 

On September 1st, G. Jeffrey Nichols resigned as a member of 
the Board of Health. Because of Mr. Nichol's resignation a joint 
meeting was held with the Board of Selectmen on September 9th 
and E. Wallace Donald was appointed to fill the vacancy for the re- 
mainder of the year. On September 9th, G. Jeffrey Nichols was ap- 
pointed as Health Officer and Milk Inspector of the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LORING GRIMES, M. D., Chairman 
H. ALLEN DURKEE 
E. WALLACE DONALD 

Board of Health 



Health Officer 



To the Board of Health: 

I herewith submit the following report for the year endins: 
December 31, 1948: 

The following is a summary of the work of the department 
during the year: 



106 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 
(St. John School) 

Number of children examined 367 

Number of children with defects 184 

Number of children without defects 183 

Number of defects found 204 

Number of defects corrected 38 

Number of children with defects corrected 31 



PHYSICAL DEFECTS 
(St. John School) 



Mucuous membrane 

Nutrition 

Posture 1 

Scalp 

Skin 

Eyes 

Glands 2 

Tonsils & Adenoids (diseased) 3 

Tonsils & Adenoids (defective) 85 

Mentality 

Nose 

Heart 1 

Lungs 

Feet and spine 2 

Nerves 

Overweight 60 

Underweight 50 



204 



DIPHTHERIA IMMUNIZATION 

Health Department 



Private 
Physician 

Toxoid 

Age 3 doses Less than 3 doses Booster dose 3 doses 
Under 1 yr 7 1 106 

1 yr 4 138 

2 yrs 26 

3 yrs 2 12 

4 yrs 10 16 

5-9 yrs 28 18 1 35 

10-14 yrs 

Totals 39 22 1 333 



1948] BOARD OF HEALTH 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES REPORTED 1948 



107 



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Chicken- 


























pox 8 


1 


4 


3 





7 


1 








2 





41 


67 


Dog- 


























bite ... 2 





5 


4 


5 


9 


4 


2 


3 


2 


4 


1 


41 


German 


























Measles 1 


1 


























2 





4 


Measles 


2 


1 





44 


134 


50 


4 


1 


1 








237 


Mumps 54 


32 


75 


30 


10 


5 


1 


2 











1 


210 


Pneumonia 


























(Lobar) 1 





1 





























2 


Scarlet 


























Fever .. 1 





2 





1 














1 








5 


Tuberculosis 


























(Pul- 


























monary) 





1 





























1 


Whooping 


























cough .. 3 


3 


4 








2 














1 


3 


16 


Totals 70 


39 


93 


38 


61 


158 


56 


8 


4 


6 


7 


46 


586 



SUMMARY OF TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC 

Population of Grades Tested 376 

Number tested .01 mg 327 

Percent Tested 86.9 

Number Reacting to the Test 13 

Percent Reacting to the Test 3.9 

Reactors X-Rayed 13 

Childhood-type Tuberculosis (arrested) 1 

Contacts X-Rayed 12 

Personnel X-Rayed (School) 95 

Total Number X-Ravs taken 120 



108 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE STATISTICS 1939-1948 





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5 

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Actinomycosis 





1 


























1 


Anterior poliomyelitis 














1 


1 


1 


1 








4 


Cat bite 


1 





1 














1 





3 


6 


Cerebro-spinal 
























meningitis 





1 








2 


2 














5 


Chicken-pox 


96 


40 


76 


116 


88 


129 


54 


8 


231 


67 


905 


Dog-bite 


46 


48 


36 


46 


36 


41 


46 


43 


40 


41 


423 


Dysentary-Bacillary .. 


























4 





4 




2 


6 


4 


17 


266 


10 


9 


4 


4 


4 


326 


Measles 


7 


78 


13 


209 


123 


187 


10 


166 


18 


237 


1048 


Meningitis (Other 
























forms) 














2 





2 





1 





5 




19 


5 


30 


216 


10 


64 


106 


o 

8 


98 


O"! A 
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Ophthalmia 


























neonatorum 


1 


1 








1 


1 


2 





6 


Paratyphoid 


























(Salmonella Inf.) .. 




















3 


1 


4 


Pneumonia (Lobar) .. 


12 


5 


4 


2 





2 


4 


3 


1 


2 


35 


Scabies 


11 


2 


1 























14 


Scarlet Fever 


20 


13 


15 


6 


13 


14 


11 


9 


20 


5 


126 


Septic Sore Throat .... 














3 

















3 


Supperative 



























conjunctivitis 


1 


1 











2 


1 


5 










1 























1 


Tuberculosis 






















37 


(Pulmonary) 


2 


6 


9 


5 


6 


1 


2 


1 


4 


1 


Tuberculosis 



























(Other Forms) 





1 





1 


2 


1 


1 


6 


Typhoid Fever 


1 


1 


























2 


Undulant fever 


1 





























1 


Whooping Cough 


9 


87 


14 


52 


28 


3 


76 


1 


22 


16 


308 



Totals 



229 296 204 669 580 457 326 249 445 586 4041 



1948] BOARD OF HEALTH 109 

DEATHS FROM CUMMUNICABLE DISEASES 1939-1948 



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Cerebro-spinal 

meningitis 

Pneumonia (Lobar).. 2 

Septic Sore Throat .... 
Tuberculosis 

(Pulmonary) 

Totals 2 












1 

















1 








1 





2 





1 





1 


7 











1 

















1 





1 





1 


1 





2 





1 


6 





1 


1 


3 


3 





3 





2 


15 



DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES 



Diseases of the Circulatory System: 

Male 

Arterio sclerosis 3 

Arteriosclerotic heart disease 2 

Coronary occlusions 12 

Coronary thrombosis 7 

Hypertension heart disease 

Myocardial degeneration 2 

Myocardial insufficiency 1 

Myocarditis, chronic 1 

Pulmonary embolism 2 

Valvular heart disease 5 

Ventricular fibrillation 1 

35 



Female 
1 

3 
3 
1 

2 
2 
1 
2 


15 



Totals 

4 

2 
15 
10 

1 

2 

2 

3 

3 

7 

1 

50 



Diseases of the Digestive System: 

Cirhosis of the liver 



Diseases of the Nervous System and of the 
Organs of Special Senses: 

Azheimer's disease 10 1 

Cerebral edema 10 1 

Cerebral hemorrhage 5 8 13 

Cerebral thrombosis 2 3 5 

Meningitis, chronic 10 1 

Subdural hemorrhage 11 

Tabes dorsalis 10 1 

11 12 23 



110 TOWN DOCUMENTS 

Diseases of the Respiratory System: 

Bronchopneumonia 

Hypostatic pneumonia 



Early Infancy: 

Atelectasis 

Failure of respiration 



Epidemic, Endemic and Infectious Diseases: 

Lobar Pneumonia 

Pulmonary tuberculosis 



External Causes: 

Asphyxia by drowning 

Asphyxiation by suspension 
Inhalation of smoke (burning building) .. 



General Diseases Not Included in Class I: 

Acute leukemia 

Adenocarcinoma of ovary 

Cancer of bowel 

Cancer of breast 

Cancer of colon 

Cancer of esophagus 

Cancer of intestines 

Cancer of liver 

Cancer of lungs 

Cancer of mouth 

Cancer of pancreas 

Cancer of pelvis 

Cancer of rectum 

Cancer of sigmoid 

Cancer of Stomach 

Carcinomatosis 

Chronic myslocytic leukemia 



Ill Denned Diseases: 

Cardiac failure 

Cardio respiratory failure 
Failure of respiration 



Non-Venereal Diseases of the Genitourinary 
System and Annexa: 

Anuria 

Chronic glomerulo nephritis 



Totals 



1948] BOAiRD OF HEALTH *111 

RESIDENT BIRTHS OUT OF TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 7 6 13 

February 7 6 13 

March 5 11 16 

April 8 13 21 

May 13 8 21 

June 14 5 19 

July 10 10 20 

August 9 8 17 

September 8 9 17 

October 4 3 7 

November 10 1 

December 

86 79 165 



DEATHS IN TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 7 2 9 

February 14 5 

March 7 2 9 

April 3 2 5 

May 2 2 4 

June 2 13 

July 2 2 4 

August 3 2 5 

September 2 2 

October 5 5 

November 5 5 

December 3 14 

35 25 60 



DEATHS OUT OF TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 4 3 7 

February 2 4 6 

March 2 3 5 

April 2 2 

May 7 2 9 

June s 15 6 

July 6 2 8 

August 7 3 10 

September 13 4 

October 2 13 

November 3 3 6 

December 

37 29 66 



112- TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

NON-RESIDENT DEATHS 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 

February 

March 10 1 

April 

May 2 2 

June 

July , 10 1 

August 11 

September 

October 11 

November 

December 

2 4 6 



MORTUARY REPORT 

Male Female Totals 

Stillbirths 3 8 

Deaths under 1 year 2 3 5 

From 1 to 2 years 

From 2 to 3 years 

From 3 to 4 years 112 

From 4 to 5 years 

From 5 to 10 years 

From 10 to 20 years 

From 20 to 30 years 10 1 

From 30 to 40 years 112 

From 40 to 50 years 3 2 5 

From 50 to 60 years 13 9 22 

From 60 to 70 years 17 13 30 

From 70 to 80 years 21 12 33 

From 80 to 90 years 16 12 28 

From 90 to 100 years 13 4 

76 56 132 



SUMMARY OF BIRTHS AND ©EATHS 

Deaths in Swampscott during 1948 60 

Non-residents dying in Swampscott 6 

Swampscott residents dying out of town 66 

Total deaths of Swampscott residents 1948 126 

Death rate per 10,000 106 

Total number resident deaths, male 35 

Total number resident deaths, female 25 

Average age, males 66.1 

Average age, females 64.5 

Deaths under 1 year in town 

Deaths under 1 year out of town 5 

Total births in town, resident 

Total births out of town, non-resident 

Total births out of town 165 

Stillbirths in town 

Stillbirths out of town 



1948] BOARD OF HEALTH 113 

SUMMARY OF WORK 

Number of communicable diseases reported • 586 

Number of cases placarded 24 

Cases investigated 31 

Cases released 640 

Certificates issued to attend school and work 367 

Children excluded from school 386 

Suspected cases of communicable diseases 

Quarantine violations 2 

Number of communicable disease complaints 2 

Number of communicable disease conferences 253 

Number of communicable inquires 320 

Number of children given Schick test 320 

Number of immunizing doses of toxoid given 163 

Number of pupils Patch Tested for tuberculosis 327 

Number of pupils X-Rayed for tuberculosis 25 

Number of school personnel X-Rayed for tuberculosis 95 

Number of dogs inoculated against rabies 375 

Number of laboratory supplies distributed 240 

Reports to : 

State District Health Officer 331 

State Department Public Health (Deaths) 53 

Other cities and towns 11 

Schools 281 

Laundryman 1 

Library 4 

Milkman 3 

Inspector of Animals 51 

Miscellaneous 129 

Number of patients admitted to Isolation Hospital 2 

Number of patients admitted to sanatorium 4 

Number of patients discharged from sanatorium 5 

Number of adults examined and X-Rayed for tuberculosis .... 145 

Number of children examined and X-Rayed for tuberculosis 45 

Number of cultures submitted for examination 13 

Number of feces submitted for examination 10 

Number of sputum specimens submitted for examination .... 2 
Complaints received: 

Ashes 64 

Garbage 355 

Dead animals 62 

Miscellaneous *. 234 

Number of inspections made 181 

Verbal notices given 215 

Written notices to abate 55 

Legal notices to abate 1 

Court action necessary 

Number of letters written 1285 

Number of conferences 640 

Number of inquiries 875 

Number of telephone calls 2565 

Number of office visits 2110 

Miscellaneous 1413 



114 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

PERMITS AND LICENSES 

The following permits have been issued during the past year: 

Burial 83 

To keep fowl 138 

To keep ducks 2 

To keep goats 1 

To keep pigeons 2 

To keep rabbits 1 

To keep turkeys 2 

To keep white mice 1 

To torch for fish 2 

To construct cesspools and drains 4 

To construct septic tanks 3 

To funeral director 1 

To maintain a stable 1 

To keep horses 1 

The following licenses have been issued during the past year: 

To sell methyl alcohol 12 

To maintain a recreational building 1 

To collect soap grease 3 

To massage 3 

To manufacture Non-alcoholic Beverages .. 1 



The sum of $41.50 has been collected for licenses and permits 
issued during the year and the said amount has been paid to the 
Collector and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. JEFFREY NICHOLS 

Health Officer. 



Milk Inspector 



To the Board of Health; 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948: 

The following licenses and permits have been issued during the 
year: 



To sell milk (Dealers) 23 

To sell milk (Stores) 35 

To sell frozen desserts 29 

To sell oleomargarine 11 

To manufacture frozen, desserts 



The sum of $49.00 has been collected for the licenses and per- 
mits issued during the year and the said amount has been paid to the 
Collector and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. JEFFREY NICHOLS 

Milk Inspector. 



1948] 



BOARD OF HEALTH 

Health Nurse 



115 



To the Board of Health: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 



December 31, 1948: 

Communicable Diseases Placarded 31 

Communicable Diseases Investigated 54 

Examinations for Contagious Diseases 680 

Examinations for Release 35 

Exclusions from School 21 

Quarantine Violations 2 

Physical Examinations 1477 

Pre-School Examinations 84 

Dental Examinations 2112 

Home visits 414 

School Visits 210 

Kindergarten Visits 11 

Tuberculosis Patients Visited 41 

Tuberculosis Follow-up Visits 21 

Number of Pupils Patch Tested for Tuberculosis .... 327 

Schick Tests 320 

Sanitary Investigations 5 

Clinics and Meetings 31 

New Baby Conferences 204 

Consultations 23 

Clinic Children Weighed 

Parochial Children Weighed 329 

Parochial Children given Eye Examinations 

Parochial Children given Audiometer Test 363 

Parochial Children given Audiometer Retest 152 

Parochial Children found to have Hearing Loss .... 7 

Patients taken to Sanatorium Clinics 31 

Miscellaneous 258 

Respectfully submitted, 



MARION M. THOMPSON, R. N. 

Health Nurse. 



Inspector of Plumbing 



To the Board of Health: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948: 

Plumbing permits issued 151 

Installations approved 148 

The sum of $434.00 has been collected for the plumbing permits 
issued during the year and said amount has been paid to the Col- 
lector and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD C. PHILLIPS, 

Plumbing Inspector. 



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[Dec. 31 



Dental Clinic 



To the Board of Health : 
Gentlemen : 

Herewith is submitted a report of the activities of the Dental 
Clinic for the year ending December 31, 1948: 

The dental condition of the Swampscott school children is far 
above the average of the state, ranks well up the top. It shows the 
results of our ceaseless efforts and speaks for itself. The new kinder- 
garten class entering this year means that every child will have an 
extra year of dental care and supervision and should show definite 
results later. 

This is the second year your clinic has been using general 
sodium flouride treatments and conditions should be reflected from 
now on showing its benefits. 

When your clinic was started, the large number of seventy to 
eighty permanent teeth were removed annually. Now, the removal 
of a permanent tooth is a rarity and occurs generally when a child 
moves into Swampscott from another city or town. 

Below is a summary of work done during the past year: 



Extractions (permanent teeth) 4 

Extractions (temporary teeth) 64 

Local anaesthetic 51 

Pulp cappings 4 

Fillings (permanent teeth) 234 

Fillings (temporary teeth) 437 

Prophylaxis 279 

Miscellaneous 268 

Examinations 2112 

Notifications sent home 496 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES J. FENELON, D. M. D. 

Dentist. 



Bureau of Old Age Assistance 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Bureau of Old Age Assistance submits herewith its report 
for the year 1948. 

The provisions of Chapter 638 of the Acts of 1948, approved 
by the Legislature, had the effect of trying public assistance pay- 
ments on Old Age Assistance and Aid to Dependent Children to the 
cost of living, using the State Standard Budget figures in use on 
July 1, 1948 as a base. The new law requires a semi-annual check 
by the Division of the Necessaries of Life to determine the over-all 
change in the cost of living and should this survey show an increase 
or decrease of 5% or over, all assistance payments must be adjusted 
by the same proportion. The survey, completed in September 1948 
showed an over-all increase of 8.3 percent and all budgets in our Old 
Age Assistance and Aid to Dependent Children departments were 
increased accordingly on October 1, 1948. This change is reflected 
in an average monthly grant of $63.06 in December 1948 as 
compared to an average of $59.26 in December 1947. 

A further change in the law enacted by the 1948 Legislature 
required that all grants be paid in advance on or before August 28, 



1948] BOARD OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



117 



1948 and this change was effected in all departments on August 15, 
1948. This change added an extra semi-monthly grant to our expendi- 
tures in 1948. 

Federal reimbursements on Old Age Assistance were increased 
by approximately $5.00 per case monthly, effective October 1, 1948. 

We again wish to express our deep appreciation of the splendid 
co-operation we have received during the past year from the Swamp- 
scott Community Service, from Miss Sylvia Chesley, the Visiting- 
Nurse and from Chief Francis P. Wall and the members of the 
Swampscott Police Department for their excellent service in moving 
patients to and from Hospitals, Convalescent Homes and State 
Institutions. 



SUMMARY OF CASES 

Total Receiving Assistance 217 

Total Receiving Aid in Other Cities and Towns 31 

Number of Cases Receiving Aid, December 31, 1948 166 

Cases closed 38 

New Applications 55 

New Applications Withdrawn 2 

Cases Accepted 51 

Cases Rejected 2 



The following is a summary of the financial operations of our 
department for the year 1948. 

EXPENDITURES FROM TOWN APPROPRIATION 

Local Assistance $56,874.64 

Local Cases Aided Out of Town 2,325.36 

Salaries & Wages 4,353.49 



Total $63,553.49 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWN 

From State Department $40,663.39 

From Other Cities & Towns 1,830.33 

From Individuals 132.43 



Total $42,626.15 : 



Net Cost to Town $20,927.34 

* (Not available for use of this department.) 

REIMBURSEMENTS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

Balance January 1, 1948 $13,536.34 

Reimbursements for Assistance 37,934.88 

Reimbursements for Administration 2,001.58 



$53,472.80 

EXPENDITURES FROM FEDERAL FUNDS 

Local Assistance $41,206.99 

Salaries and Wages 1,053.38 

Office Administration 268.84 



$42,529.21 



Balance of Federal Funds on Hand December 31, 1948 .. $10,943.59 
Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER L. RANGER 
FRED M. SEATON 
DONALD REDFERN 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance 



118 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Aid To Dependent Children 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Department of Aid to Dependent Children submits the 
following report for the year 1948. 

SUMMARY OF CASES AIDED 



January 10 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

The following is a financial summary of the operations of the 
department for the past year. 

EXPENDITURES FROM TOWN APPROPRIATION 

Local Assistance $6,997.48 

Salaries & Wages 94.40 



Total 


Children in 


Total 


Children in 


amilies 


Families 


Families 


Families 


Aided 


Aided 


Aided 


Aided 




1947 


1948 


10 


19 


6 


11 


9 


18 


7 


12 


8 


14 


7 


12 


8 


14 


8 


16 


7 


14 


8 


16 


6 


13 


9 


18 


6 


13 


9 


18 


6 


13 


8 


17 


6 


13 


7 


15 


6 


13 


7 


15 


5 


10 


9 


19 


6 


11 


9 


19 



Total $7,091.88 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWN 
From State Department 2,618.48* 



Net Cost to Swampscott for 1948 $4,473.40 

*(Not available for use of this department.) 

REIMBURSEMENTS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

Balance on Hand January 1, 1948 $2,054.19 

Reimbursements for Assistance 1,944.76 

Reimbursements for Administration 46.25 



Total $4,045.20 

EXPENDITURES FROM FEDERAL FUNDS 

Local Assistance $2,905.72 

Salaries & Wages 155.60 



Total $3,061.32 

Balance on Hand from Federal Funds, December 31, 1948 $983.88 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER L. RANGER 
FRED M. SEATON 
DONALD REDFERN 
Bureau of Aid to Dependent Children 



1948] 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

Board of Public Welfare 



119 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Public Welfare submits herewith its report for 
the year 1948. 

On October 1st, 1948, upon request of the State department, 
all budgets were increased 8.3 per cent to help cover the rising cost 
of living. 

During 1948 the majority of cases aided were persons physically 
unable to secure employment, or temporarily unemployed. 

SUMMARY OF PERSONS AIDED 

1947 1948 

Total Individuals Receiving Aid Locallv 34 41 

Total Cases Receiving Aid in Other Cities & Towns 9 12 

Total Individuals Aided Locally in December 14 17 

New Applications Accepted 20 27 

Cases Closed 21 24 



EXPENDITURES FROM TOWN APPROPRIATION 

Salaries & Wages $3,059.58 

Office Administration 122.21 

Relief bv Town 

Groceries S662.32 

Fuel 256.03 

Medical 583.32 

State Institutions 1,394.91 

Cash 4,502.89 

Burials 100.00 

Board & Care 3.509.34 

Clothing 9.95 

Miscellaneous 39.00 

11,057.76 

Relief by Other Cities & Towns 5,472.98 

Total Expenditures S19, 712.53 

REIMBURSEMENTS TO TOWN 

Cities & Towns $2,546.80 

State Department, Temporary Aid 1,319.29 

Total Reimbursement $3,866.09* 

Net Cost to Swampscott for 1948 $15,846.44 

*(Not available for use of this department.) 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER L. RANGER 
FRED M. SEATON 
DONALD REDFERN 

Board of Public Welfare 



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[Dec. 31 



Committee On Return Of Deceased Soldiers 



SWAMPSCOTT HONORS SOLDIER HEROES 

The Committee, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, "to see 
that proper recognition and honor is given to the bodies of all war 
heroes who are returned to Swampscott . . ." has faithfully per- 
formed its duties. In every case the wishes of the family of the 
deceased soldier were ascertained. Full civic and military honors were 
accorded the deceased soldiers. 

The committee, accompanied by a uniformed guard of honor, 
composed of veterans of World War I and II, American Legion, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, met the U. S. Army Detail at the rail- 
road station and escorted the casket to the home of the soldier, or 
a funeral home, where it remained until the day of the funeral. 

A floral tribute was sent in the name of the people of Swamp- 
scott. On the day of the funeral the Committee accompanied by a 
Guard of Honor of uniformed veterans of the American Legion, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and a firing squad detailed by the Army, 
Navy, or Marine Corps, attended religious services in the Church or 
home. The ceremony at the grave was most impressive, surrounded 
by family, friends, and comrades in the service. The military uni- 
forms, national and Post colors, together with the firing squad and 
bugler of the regular army or navy, with the mass of beautiful 
flowers in the background made a scene long to be remembered. 
After the committal, the last rites of the soldier, the three volleys 
and the sounding of Taps, the national colors which had draped the 
casket of the soldier were folded and presented to the mother or 
member of the family as a precious memorial. 

RETURNED DECEASED SOLDIERS — 1948 

Swampscott Cemetery 

Pvt. Joseph F. McCarty 
Cpl. Harold D. Raymond 
2nd. Lt. Ralph G. Boyce 
Pvt. FC Carmen Bonarrigo 
Pvt. FC Armand F. Beatrice 
Lt. Thomas K. Brown 
Lt. William L. Burt 

Andover Cemetery 

Pvt. FC Alan L. Bjorkman 

Peabody Cemetery 

Pvt. FC Gershon N. Ross 

Foxborough Cemetery 

WO Jg. Leslie D. Forrester 

Returned Deceased Soldiers — 1949 

Lt. James M. Foody 
Pvt. FC Antonio Gambale 
Cpl. Blaine Kehoe 
Lt. Leon L. Pappas 

SPECIAL TOWN COMMITTEE 

Edgar U. Burdett, Henry S. Baldwin, James H. Dunn, American 
Legion, Charles P. McGettrick, John Cooper Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, Walter C. Bouillet, Ernest Manchin. 



1948] BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 121 

Board of Park Commissioners 



To the citizens of Swampscott: 

The year 1948 saw the major project of the Field House at 
Phillips Park completed in time for use by the High School and 
Junior High School football teams. 

The building was well built and the facilities it offers seem 
entirely adequate for the purpose. 

We were also fortunate during this past year in securing enough 
fill from the resurfacing of Salem Street to completely fill the swamp 
behind the football field. Now, by doing some rough grading and 
supplying a cover of loam we can put into operation a baseball 
diamond sufficiently large to take care of the Junior High baseball 
and to give smaller youngsters adequate baseball playing space. This 
also will supply the need for more adequate football practice space 
for High and Junior High teams. 

During the coming year we should be able to install a full sized 
grass diamond which will relieve the pressure on the Jackson Park 
field and permit us to resurface and reseed this area. 

We were able this past year to open up a road into Jackson 
Park from the Greenway which gives direct access to the Hockey 
rink and which also will permit easier entrance to the Park in case 
of woodsfires. 

The entire area of Jackson Park has been the subject of a 
major project to clean up bull briar and brush along with a com- 
prehensive limbing job to give more open vistas and to give added 
protection against woods fires. 

This cleaning up work will continue as weather permits and 
we feel that townspeople will find better facilities for picnics and 
be better able to make use of this wooded area. 

Blaney Beach again proved to be one of the more popular 
beaches in this area and consequently was constantly overcrowded. 
The two lifeguards were kept busy and certainly did an excellent 
job of patrolling this beach. 

The parking space with its limited area presents a problem each 
year as the demand for space far exceeds capacity. We regret that 
we can't satisfy all who come to park here but our limited facilities 
cannot be expanded. 

The first aid room, sponsored by the Lions Club, was busy all 
summer and Mrs. Kehoe and the lifeguards did a fine job here. How- 
ever, there is a definite and great need of full time trained personnel 
to be in attendance in this first aid station. We and the Lions Club 
would welcome volunteers for this job. 

The recreational project which taught baseball at Jackson and 
Phillips Parks and swimming at the beaches was worth the money 
spent and will be expanded during 1949 and be under better direction. 

The Upper Swampscott Improvement Association donated prizes 
for attendance and excellence in baseball and swimming and thus 
was instrumental in promoting interest in these projects. This as- 
sociation has been the most helpful single agency in town in helping 
the Park Department to curb vandalism to promote better playing 
conditions on our parks and in fostering adequate supervised re- 
creational projects. 

The Tree division was kept busy on spraying schedules from 
early spring to cold weather and despite being handicapped by low 
manpower kept pace with the constant tree trimming schedules in 
force each year. 



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[Dec. 31 



Constant surveys by Superintendent Burk and by the State and 
Federal agents plus periodic spraying have kept the town clear of 
Dutch Elm disease. We will continue to keep a careful check on our 
elms for evidence of this infestation and will do our utmost to 
keep the town's record clear. 

Japanese beetles are multiplying and may threaten this town 
with a severe infestation. From our observation these beetles favor 
no particular flower, shrub, tree or type of grass but may be found 
anywhere. Our use of chlordane has been sucessful in controlling 
the beetles wherever we have found them. We earnestly entreat 
townspeople to report Japanese beetle infestations to us in order that 
we may be given the opportunity of applying control measures. 

During 1948 the planting of memorial trees on the grounds of 
the Administration Building was completed. The following names 
were added to the list: 

Floribunda roses ) donated by the Camp Fire Girls of 

Carmine crab \ the Greater Lynn Council 

Golden rain tree donated by the Swampscott Garden 
Club 

River birch in memory of John Corrado 

River birch in memory of Gerald J. McGettrick 

Tree wistaria in memory of Charles V. Easterbrooks 

Umbrella pine in memory of Hattie M. Chandler 

Austrian pine in memory of Annie Holden Doane 

Asiatic larch in memory of William T. George 

Douglas fir in memory of Bernard B. Kennedy 

Rocky mountain fir in memory of Everett P. Mudge 

The Board of Park Commissioners want to take this opportunity 
to express their sincere thanks to the Highway Department, the 
Water and Sewer Department and the Cemetery Department for 
their help and cooperation during the year and especially for their 
most valued aid in moving and setting up the bleachers loaned to the 
Park Department for the Thanksgiving day game. 

We are also most beholden to the Town Engineer and his men 
for their enthusiastic work in supplying the engineering information 
and field work necessary for successful accomplishment of many 
park projects. A complete topographical map of Phillips Park and 
the entire surrounding area is under way and will be ready in 1949. 

We have enoyed working with the School Department and we 
will do all that we can to keep this cooperative spirit alive. 

Many thanks to the Marblehead School Department for their 
fine courtesy in loaning us the extra bleachers for the Thanksgiving 
day game. Also we were given the aid of the entire Tree and Moth 
Department of Marblehead under Mr. Loring Clark, not only in this 
project, but also in the many problems of moth control and tree 
work. 

To the many other individuals and to the townspeople as a 
whole who have so often aided us and demonstrated their confidence 
in us, we express sincere thanks and our appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN HOMAN, 
RALPH I. LINDSEY, 
FREDERICK C. BURK, 

Board of Park Commissioners. 



1948] 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 



123 



Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948: 

Permits Estimated 

Dwellings : Issued Costs 

New 44 $226,500.00 

Alterations and additions 30 43,400.00 

Private Garages: 

New 55 57,250.00 

Alterations and additions 5 3,550.00 

Miscellaneous 

Theatre 1 125,000.00 

Highway Garage 1 25,000.00 

Hotel, (Alteration) 1 5,000.00 

Store (Alterations) 2 2,400.00 

Show Room (Alteration) 1 1,000.00 

Lubritorium 1 3,500.00 

Office Building 1 1,000.00 

Tool House 1 700.00 

Demolish Garages 3 

146 $494,300.00 

Building Permits 146 

Permits to Shingle 90 

236 

Number of Inspections (Buildings) 164 

Number of Inspections (Shingling) 90 

254 

Amount of Building Fees Collected $192.00 

Elevator Operators' Licenses Issued: 

New 5 5.00 

Renewals 2 1.00 



$198.00 

All hotels and elevators have been inspected and returns made to 
the State. Several complaints of violations of the building laws have 
been investigated and in all cases adjustments made. 

Frequent examinations were made of buildings in course of con- 
struction and repair. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAYMOND O. DOANE, 

Building Inspector. 



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[Dec. 31 



Report of 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Swampscott, Mass. 
December 31, 1948. 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for 1948. 
SCALES: 

Not Con- 
Adjusted Sealed Sealed demned 

Platform, over 10,000 lbs 2 

Platform, 100 to 5000 lbs 2 4 10 

Counter under 100 lbs 5 15 3 

Beam, 100 to 5000 lbs 10 

Spring, under 100 lbs 5 23 

Computing, under 100 lbs 7 26 

Person weigher (slot) 2 1 

Prescription 4 

WEIGHTS: 

Avoirdupois 32 

Apothecary 42 2 

Metric 4 19 

VOLUMETRIC MEASURES: 

Liquid measures 46 1 

Dry measures 6 1 

AUTOMATIC LIQUID MEASURING 
DEVICES 

Gasoline meter system 47 2 5 

Vehicle tank meter systems 8 20 

Bulk meter systems 6 

Grease-measuring devices 21 1 

LINEAR MEASURES 

Yard sticks 3 

Totals 31 319 3 14 



TRIAL WEIGHINGS 

COMMODITY: 

Number Number Incorrect 





Tested 


Correct 


Under 


Over 


Bread 


42 


42 








Butter 


215 


215 








Dry commodities 


629 


625 


3 


1 




3 


3 








Fruits and vegetables 


464 


409 


9 


46 


Lard 


60 


60 








Meats and provisions 


76 


72 





4 


Potatoes 


231 


166 


16 


49 


Totals 


1,720 


1,592 


28 


100 



1948] POLICE REPORT 125 

INSPECTIONS 

Paper or fiber cartons 104 

Pedlers licenses 11 

Milk jars 401 

Coal certificates 1 

Markings of: 

Bread 42 

Food packages- 1,218 

Clinical thermometers 65 

Ice cream cans 52 

Oil jars 140 

Other inspections 345 



Total 2,379 

TESTS MADE 

Approved paper cartons 7 

Re-tests of gasoline devices after sealing 13 

Miscellaneous 23 

Manufacturers sealed milk jars 22 



Total 65 



This department wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to those 
who co-operated in the performance of my duties as Sealer of 
Weights and Measures. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C WALTER BURRILL 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



Annual Report of the Chief of Police 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

I herewith submit my report as Chief of Police for the year 
1948. 



James M. Kennedy 



Almon B. Owens 
Frank T. Roach 
Joseph L. Shanahan 
George D. Horton 
John P. Costin 
Herbert F. Frazier 
Joseph P. Ryan 
Francis E. Delano 
Frederick J. Rowe 



ROSTER 
Chief of Police 

Francis P. Wall 



Captains 



James W. Doherty 



Patrolmen 



Robert L. Cunningham 
James H. Pedrick 
Harold J. Keating 
Owen E. Smith 
Clark W. Wood 
Joseph H. Doane 
William A. Hinch 
Edward P. Carroll 



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[Dec. 31 



Reserve Patrolmen 

Thomas J. Cahill John Stone 

James E. Hanley Herbert F. Frazier, Jr. 

Eugene S. Moreau 

Clerk 

Kathryn B. Ingell 
Pensioned Member 

Samuel Hooper 

ARRESTS 

On warrant \ 7 

Without warrant 37 

Summonsed 1 

Warrants served for other departments 3 

Summonses served for other departments 240 

OFFENSES CHARGED 

Assault and battery 1 

Drunkenness 37 

Larceny by check 1 

Motor vehicle laws 8 

Non-support 1 

Polygamy 1 

DISPOSITION OF CASES 

Appeal Cases to Superior Court 2 

Cases continued to 1949 2 

Filed 5 

Fined 12 

Not Guilty 1 

Released (Drunkenness, first offense) 7 

Sentenced to House of Correction 15 

Suspended sentence to House of Correction 8 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Accidents: 

Automobile accidents reported and investigated 83 

Fatalities 

Property damage only 31 

Personal injuries 63 

Pedestrians injured 13 

Bicyclists 8 

Operators and passengers 42 

Ambulance Service: 

To accidents 7 

To fires 50 

Persons conveyed to Hospitals 158 

Persons conveyed to Rest Home ♦ 11 

Persons conveyed from Hospital to Home 38 

Assistance given to sick and injured persons 

by conveyance in Patrol Car 69 

Automobile thefts investigated 2 

Breaking and entering investigated 15 

Complaints investigated 720 

Doors and windows found open and secured 364 

Duty calls made by patrolmen from police boxes 37,334 

Gas leak reported 1 

Indentification lights (fire alarm boxes) 

reported out 12 

Larceny reports $50 and over investigated 13 

Larceny reports under $50 investigated 40 

Licenses Issued: 

Bicycle licenses 216 

Pistol permits 105 



1948] POLICE REPORT 127 

Permits to perform necessary work on the Lord's 

Day 30 

Lights in vacant buildings investigated 31 

Messages delivered for other Police Departments 94 

Motor Vehicle plates taken and delivered to 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 7 

Obstruction removed or lighted 2 

Parking violations: 

Motor vehicles tagged 1,077 

Court summonses issued 15 

Persons reported missing and located 45 

Residences temporarily closed and special attention 

given 225 

Sale or transfer of motor vehicle notices filed 372 

Sale of second-hand motor vehicles, dealers' 

reports filed 592 

Street and sidewalk defects reported 25 

Street lamps reported out 221 

Water leaks reported 10 

Windows reported broken and cases investigated 42 

Wires reported defective 16 



DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT 

The equipment of this department is regularly inspected and 
no effort is spared to have it ready for instant use at all times. 

During the year the efficiency of this department was im- 
measurably improved by the acquisition of a Mobile Police Tele- 
phone System, which has already been installed and tested, and is 
now in actual operation. Many of the larger towns and cities of the 
Commonwealth now have such a system in use, and its results are 
very satisfactory. It is an invaluable asset to the town and a great 
contribution to the guarantee of public safety; and I wish to extend 
my sincere thanks to all those who made it possible for us to have 
it, including the Town Meeting Members; the Finance Committee 
and the Board of Selectmen. 

NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD 

An honor was bestowed on this Town during the year by the 
presentation of a plaque by His Excellency, The Governor of the 
Commonwealth, Robert F. Bradford, for the outstanding record of 
being free from any fatality caused by motor vehicles for the five 
year period from 1943 to 1947 inclusive. We are one of only six 
municipalities in the entire Country so recognized and rewarded. The 
residents of our town may well be proud of this achievement. 

REPAIRS TO STATION 

Much needed repairs and renovations were made to the interior 
of the Police Station, which is now greatly improved in appearance. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

I recommend: 

(1) That the Town purchase a new motor vehicle to be used 
as a patrol car, to replace the 1947 Ford Sedan now in use. 

(2) That the Town purchase a new motorcycle to be used for 
certain kinds of patrol and other work. 

(3) That there be appointed two additional patrolmen. 

APPRECIATION 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Board of Select- 
men, to the members of my own department, to the officers and mem- 
bers of the Auxiliary Police, to all Town departments, and to all 
others who have co-operated with me during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
FRANCIS P. WALL, 

Chief of Police. 



128 



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[Dec. 31 



Board of Assessors 1949 



The Board of Assessors submit herewith all figures used by them 
in the determination of the Tax Rate and other figures of a statisti- 
cal nature: 

The property in the town assessed by the local assessors January 
1, 1948 amounted to $24,510,856, an increase over the previous year 
(1947) of $302,018. 

The Real Estate valuation January 1, 1948 was $23,101,735, an 
increase over the previous year (1947) of $287,805. The valuation of 
Personal Estate assessed by the local assessors January 1, 1948 was 
$1,409,121, an increase over the previous year (1947) of $14,213. 

The Excise tax on motor vehicles and trailers for 1948 was 
$63,713.43, an increase of $20,734.85 over 1947. 

LIABILITIES 1948 



State Assessments: 

Auditing Municipal Accounts $2,031.49 

Charles River Basin 2,198.21 

Metropolitan Parks 5,192.77 

Nantasket Beach Maintenance 582.01 

Boulevards 91.08 

Metropolitan Water 14,964.12 

State Retirement System Audit 49.59 

1947 Under-estimates 424.34 



Total State Assessments $25,533.61 

County Assessments: 

County Tax $48,221.80 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment 12,547.53 



Total County Assessments 60,769.33 

Tax Title Foreclosure 300.00 

Court Judgment Settlement 670.00 

Town Appropriations: 

(a) to be raised by Taxation $1,157,571.64 

(b) raised by Available Funds 98,088.70 1,255,660.34 



Overlay deficits: 

1942 $103.95 

1943 4.00 

107.95 

Overlay 1948 25,505.05 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $1,368,546.28 

ASSETS 1948 

Property Tax Valuation $24,510,856 @ $38 per $1000 $931,412.39 

Available Funds 98,088.70 

Estimated Receipts (State Accounts) 151,452.14 

Estimated Receipts (Town Accounts) 145,982.25 

Chapt. 198 Acts of 1948 23,280.00 

Over-Estimates 1947 10,668.80 

Poll Taxes: 3,831 @ $2.00 7,662.00 



Total Assets 



$1,368,546.28 



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ESTIMATED RECEIPTS (STATE) 

Income Tax $40,409.78 

59,371.85 

Corporation Tax 34,570.80 

13,235.45 

Gas & Electric Franchise Tax 1,400.79 

Old Age Tax (meals) 2,463.47 

$151,452.14 

ESTIMATED RECEIPTS (TOWN) 

Motor Vehicle-Trailer Excise $40,000.00 

Licenses 7,502.63 

Fines 52.00 

General Goverment 560.25 

Protection of Persons & Property 721.65 

Health & Sanitation 624.71 

Charities 38,000.00 

Veterans Benefits 511.50 

Schools 1,751.49 

Libraries 1,198.50 

Recreation 435.10 

Public Service Enterprise (Water Dept.) 52,572.11 

Interest 1,836.95 

Town Hall Rent 215.36 

$145,982.25 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 
Number of persons, Partnerships and Corporations 

Assessed on Property 4,207 

Number of polls assessed 3,831 

Value of land $6,716,660 

Value of Buildings 16,385,075 

Value of Assessed Real Estate 23,101,735 

Value of Stock in Trade 86,830 

Value of Machinery 120,957 

Value of Live Stock 140 

Value of Poles, W T ires etc 114,850 

All other Tangible Personal Property .... 1.086,344 

1,409,121 

Tax Rate per $1000 38.00 

Number of Horses Assessed 2 

Number of Fowl 40 

Number of Acres 1675 

Number of Dwelling Houses 2813 

TAXES FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES 

On personal Estate $53,546.60 

On Real Estate 877,865.79 

On Polls 7,662.00 



TOTAL TAXES ASSESSED $939,074.39 

We are sorry to report that Clarence B. Humphrey retired from 
The Board of Assessors during the year 1948, after having served 
the Town thirty years on that particular Board. Clarence B. 
Humphrey has served the Town in many capacities over a long period 
of years and always put service to the Town ahead of his personal 
desires. Through his retirement the Town has lost a staunch worker 
and very popular Town Official. 

Respectfully submitted, 
FRANK E. MORRISON. 
JOHN A. HOLMES 
ERNEST MANCHIN, 

Board of Assessors. 



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[Dec. 31 



Report of Planning Board 



The Planning Board has held meetings as necessary during the 
year with the exception of the summer months. A large number of 
minor subdivisions and changes of subdivisions have been considered 
and approved. 

The Zoning Ordinance and Map accepted by the Town at the 
last Town Meeting has been published in pamphlet form by the 
Board and is available at the Town Clerk's office for residents who 
need a copy. 

A few minor modifications of the new law have been suggested 
and these are being presented to the next Town Meeting as articles 
in the warrant. 

We have considered the advisability of preparing at this time 
an Official Map as authorized in Chapter 340 Acts of 1947 and have 
decided that at the present it is not necessary. 

In our Master Plan prepared in 1943 and 44 we recommended 
the construction of a gymnasium for the Junior High School and 
felt at the time that the schoolroom capacity was adequate. Since 
then the birth rate has been climbing and based on a brief survey 
we feel that some action should be taken very soon on the matter of 
enlarged school facilities. It would seem to be an unnecessary waste 
of public funds to build a gymnasium if in 2 or 3 years we are going 
to be faced with heavy expenditures for enlarging or rebuilding 
the Junior High School. We recommend that this be referred either 
to the Planning Board or to a special committee for investigation 
and report on the probable needs of the town over the next 10 years 
so that intelligent action can be taken. 

Additional space is needed in the Public Library and a study 
of the rearrangement required and estimated cost should be made, 
since there is adequate land available. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THE PLANNING BOARD 
Ralph L. Williams, Chairman 
James R. Maddock, Secretary 
Gordon L. Brown 
Harold M. King 
Alexander B. Way, Jr., 



Board of Appeals 



Swampscott, Mass. 
January 1, 1949 

Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Town Administration Building 
22 Monument Avenue 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

The Board of Appeals herewith submits its report for the year 
1948. 

It was with sincere regret that due to his poor health it became 
necessary for Conrad P. Richardson, Esquire, to resign as member 
and Chairman of the Board of Appeals, which office he held for over 
fourteen years. Mr. Richardson was always deeply interested in the 



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duties of the Board of Appeals and was meticulous in his fairness to 
all parties concerned, during his tenure of office. He took a great 
pride in setting up a record and filing system. The Town of Swamp- 
scott and the Board of Appeals in particular have already missed 
his able services. 

Also it was necessary for the Clerk, Mrs. Dorothy M. Richardson 
to resign for the above reasons. 

The Board of Selectmen appointed Mr. T. Paul Corcoran, Jr., 
to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Richardson's resignation. 

Miss Mary McDonough was appointed clerk to replace Mrs. 
Richardson and held this position until October when she also found 
it necessary to resign for business reasons. Mrs. Margaret M. Scanlon 
was then appointed as clerk of the Board. 

At the annual town meeting of this year new Zoning By-Laws 
were accepted, and approved by the Attorney General on July 12, 
1948, which resulted in new kinds of cases being heard by the Board 
of Appeals, heretofore heard by the Board of Selectmen. This to- 
gether with the increased number of new dwellings which required 
approval by the Board of Appeals resulted in much more activity on 
the part of the Board. 

During the year there were 25 appeals, three times the number 
of cases heard in 1946. 

There were no cases heard before the Emergency Housing Com- 
mission this year. All cases to date have been disposed of. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. GLOVER BOWES, 
EUSTIS B. GRIMES, 
T. PAUL CORCORAN 

Board of Appeals. 



Dog Officer 

Town of Swampscott 
January 3, 1949 

To the Board of Selectmen 
Administration Building 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

There were 910 complaints received by me concerning dogs 
within the town during the year 1948 all of which were investigated 
and remedied. 

There were 496 dogs turned over to the Dog Officer, 458 being re- 
stored to their various owners and 38, proven to be stray dogs, were 
disposed of. Many dogs within the town have died during the past 
year, some being killed by motor vehicles, others died of natural 
causes. 

All owners who had neglected to license their dogs as provided 
by statute have been notified and required to procure the necessary 
license. The total number of licenses issued during the year 1948 
was 639. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Willis E. Shephard, 

Dog Officer 



132 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Contributory Retirement Fund 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

This is the twelth annual report of the Retirement Board. 

We suffered a severe loss when Clarence W. Horton, the em- 
ployee's representative died on August 26, 1948. He was vigilant, 
aggressive and fearless in his efforts to secure greater benefits for 
the small wage earner, and was of great help in forwarding the 
goals we have in mind. We shall all miss him. 

As stressed in our previous reports: the pensions to small wage 
earners, and their survivors, continue pitiably small, much lower than 
benefits under Old Age, or Social Security. Last year this board ap- 
peared four times before legislative committees at the State House, 
urging the payments of pensions sufficient to support a retired 
employee, and meet his minimum needs. We failed of our purpose, 
but we did convince the legislators that under our present laws, 
our pensions are not adequate, and are far below what is paid under 
Social Security and Old Age. It is now generally agreed that it is 
unjust to grant larger benefits to those who contribute nothing, and 
that some revision should be made of our pension laws so that the 
benefits will be sufficient to provide retired employees the bare 
essentials. 

The State Association of Retirement Boards has introduced to 
the present legislature, several bills. It is attempting to secure the 
same treatment for veterans of World War II as are now granted 
veterans of the first World War. House Bill No. 985 has been filed, 
seeking to grant half pay to an employee who has had twenty five 
years service. The adoption of legislation of this type will go far 
to remove many of the existing inequities. 

The Board has also caused to be placed on the Town Warrant 
an article permitting the Town Meeting members to vote on the 
acceptance of Chapter 558, Acts of 1948, which grants a $200.00 
increase to pensioners who retired before January 1, 1946, provided 
that the entire annual payment does not exceed $1,500.00. The As- 
sociation has introduced a bill before the legislature seeking to apply 
this principle to those who retired after January 1, 1946. 

The inadequacy of present pensions is forcefully realized when 
we consider that of 14 pensioners, 8 receive less than $50.00 per 
month. This is scarely adequate to sustain a man and wife under 
present conditions. 

This matter is of most vital interest to town employees, and ic 
can only be corrected by bringing pressure to bear upon the members 
of the state legislature to secure the passage of legislation bringing 
town employees up to the benefits granted under Old Age. 

Present indications are that it will be very difficult to secure 
increased benefits this year, as a number of bills, upon other subjects, 
calling for large appropriations of money, will likely pass, and the 
tendency is to postpone any legislation which does not have the 
support of a large and active group. However, it is our considered 
opinion that in time laws will be passed providing more equitable 
treatment of those in the lower pay brackets. 

The Massachusetts Association of Retirement Boards has now 
placed itself on record as favoring more equitable treatment of 



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employees in the lower wage brackets, and this factor alone will add 
considerable weight to our pleas to the legislators. 

However, we £gain urge each employee to exert himself in 
urging a correction of present laws, as it is impossible for a man 
after 20 years service with the town to support himself and his wife 
on a pension of $50.00 per month. 

MEMBERSHIP SUMMARY 

A. Membership December 31, 1947 114 

1. Enrolled during 1948 9 123 



2. Deaths 1 

3. Withdrawals 3 4 



B. Membership December 31, 1948 119 

1. Retirements for: 

A. Superannuation 12 

B. Ordinary Disability 2 

C. Accidental Death Benefit 1 15 

C. Total Membership December 31, 1948 134 

The following is an income statement for the period January 1, 
1948 to December 31, 1948: 

Balance December 31, 1948 $98,641.73 

INCOME 

Contributions by members .... $15,162.20 
Contributions by Town: 

For Pension Fund $12,710.36 

For Expense Fund 1,739.79 

14,450.15 

Investment Income 2,539.04 $32,151.39 



130,793.12 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Refunds: 

Withdrawals $2,165.05 

Interest 1.58 



Administrative Expenses: 

Clerical Hire $1,039.79 

Extra Clerical 120.00 1,159.79 



$2,166.63 



Other expenses: 

Stationery & postage 22.33 

Printing & Binding 122.08 

Furniture & Fixtures 73.58 

Bonds for members 25.00 

Travel 76.49 

Telephone 27.01 

Reimbursement of Board 

member 120.00 

Medical examinations 45.00 

Miscellaneous 20.00 531.49 1,691.28 



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Pensions: ^ ^ 

teZwVSZZZ'—Z $12,145."21 $12,600.75 

* 

Depreciation ^q*7q 

Amortization of Bonds 58.79 

Adjustment Petty Cash 10.00 56b. bb 

$17,025.32 

Cash on hand and 

investments $ll<5, /b /.»u 

INVESTMENTS 

Danvers Savings Bank $2,000.00 

Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank 4,000.00 

Lynn Institution for Savings 3,000.00 
Salem Five Cents Savings 

Bank 4,000.00 

Salem Savings Bank 2,000.00 $15,000.00 

U. S. Savings Bonds 72,680.00 

American Tel. & Tel. Co 5,109.51 

Boston Edison Co 2,051.50 

Conn. Rdver Power Co 1,069.79 

Illinois Bell Tel. Co 1,024.13 

Pacific Tel. & Tel 993.18 82,928.11 

Equitable Co-op. Bank 1,000.00 1,000.00 

First National Bank, Boston 9,067.00 

National Shawmut Bank 960.00 10,027.00 

Security Trust Co. Cash 4,802.69 

Petty Cash 10.00 

$113,767.80 

ROBERT H. McAULIFFE, Chairman, 

HOWARD L. HAMILL 

I. MURRAY ADAMS, Secretary 



Town Engineer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Submitted herewith is the annual report of services rendered 
by the Engineering Department during the calendar year ending 
December 31, 1948. 

SANITARY SEWERS 

New sanitary sewers were constructed in Burpee Road, Forest 
Avenue, and Pine Hill Road. 

A new surface water drain was constructed on Pitman Road with 
the necessary catch basins for proper drainage. 

The Engineering services required by the Sewer Department 
included preliminary surveys, completion of preliminary plans, esti- 
mate of quantities and cost of construction, preparation of specifi- 
cations, designation of lines and grades in the field, supervision of 
construction, preparation of final plans, computation of final quanti- 



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ties and cost and computation of assessments. Record plans and 
descriptions of the necessary easements for these sewers and drain 
were completed. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

At the request of the Health Officer we have assisted him at 
various times in locating cesspools, and inspecting septic tanks in 
areas where there are no sanitary sewers. 

ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 

From time to time, as real estate transfers and land develop- 
ment plans became available, corrections were made on the plans in 
the files of the Assessors Department. This work included a study 
of over one hundred fifty abstracts and four land development plans. 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

Engineering services required by the Park Department included 
designation of line and grades of the whole of Phillips Park and the 
areas adjoining said park for the purpose of making a master plan 
of the area for future study and planning. Lines and grades at this 
park were also given for grading the new field and erecting temporary 
football stands, and laying out an extra football field. 

At Abbott Park lines and grades were given for the laying out 
of a girls' Hockey Field. 

At Jackson Park, lines were given on the West side of the park 
for a new fence, supervision of the erection of a new baseball back- 
stop was made, and lines were given on the East side of the park 
off the Greenway. From time to time estimates were made for 
quantities of material necessary for grading at the different parks 
and play areas under the supervision of that department. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

At the request of the Police Department we have made traffic 
study sketches at intersecting streets, and submitted them for study 
by that department. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The Engineering services required by the Highway Department 
included preliminary surveys, completion of preliminary plans, esti- 
mate of quantities and cost of construction, and designation of lines 
and grades in the field, as follows: Drains-Gale Road and Hockyledge 
Road to the ocean ; Sidewalks-Andrew Road, Farragut Road, Lincoln 
House Avenue, Walnut Road. 

At the request of the Highway Department lines and grades 
were given on Puritan Road opposite Puritan Avenue for the purpose 
of regrading gutters; also the new Highway trucks were measured, 
capacity computed and data given that department. 

STREET LINE SURVEYS 

At the request of citizens concerned, fourteen surveys were 
made for the purpose of locating street lines as established by town 
plans. This work in some cases included the study of private deeds 
and visits to the Essex Registry of Deeds in Salem to straighten out 
errors found in old plans and deeds. 

SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

In compliance with a request of the Board of Selectmen, esti- 
mates and listing of the several streets for the purpose of laying new- 
sidewalks were made. 



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A layout plan of Bates Road was made for Town Meeting. A 
survey of land at the end of Blaney Beach was made for the purpose 
of -making a plan to register said land in the Land Court, the title 
for this land not being on record. 

A survey of land and a plan of the East intersection of Walker 
and Paradise Roads was made for the Town Meeting for the purpose 
of widening the intersection. 

Several sketches and plans were made for the Veterans' Housing 
Committee for study. 

A resubdivision plan of lots on Cedar Path in Swampscott 
Cemetery, and the placing of names on Cemetery plans, have been 
completed. 

Several sketches and plans including descriptions were made for 
the Legal department. 

Engineering advice was given from time to time regarding 
Zoning and Planning Laws in the different districts. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The Engineering services required by the Water Department 
included preliminary surveys, preliminary plans, estimate of ledge 
excavation, final surveys and plans. Water pipe location plans were 
made for the following streets: Ocean Avenue near Longley Avenue; 
Charles Road; Foster Road and extension; Bradlee Avenue tie into 
Ocean Avenue; Winshaw Road; Gale Road and Duke Street. 

A set of Hydrant Location Plans were made for the purpose of 
locating fire hydrants in a heavy snowfall or any emergency. 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

At the Machon School, a new play area was resurfaced by the 
placing of sheet asphalt over a large area. The Engineering required 
for this work included preliminary surveys and plans, designation of 
lines and grades in the field and supervision of construction. 

At the Hadley School preliminary plans and valuation estimates 
have been made of land adjacent to said school for the purpose of 
land takings. 



In addition to the work requested by the several departments of 
the town, surveys were made and plans prepared for two private 
sewers at Puritan Lane and Deer Cove Road, for which there have 
been no plans or records in the past. 

Twenty-five stone bounds were set on several streets for the 
purpose of defining street lines. 

Estimates for Chapter 90 work were made and stone bounds 
were set, with the aid of the County Engineering Department, on 
Salem Street to define the recent layout by the County Commissioners. 

Many requests have been made for Town Maps by citizens of 
the town, business houses, U. S. Army etc. 

PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT 

This department functioned with a Chief Engineer, Assistant 
Engineer, Transitman, and Rodman- Inspector. 

The department still needs more riling cabinets, a calculating 
machine, drafting equipment and field equipment, some of which we 
hope to purchase in 1949. 

In closing I wish to thank the different departments for their 
fine cooperation during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD L. HAMILL, 

Town Engineer 



1948] FIRE CHIEF'S REPORT 137 

Board of Fire Engineers 



January 15, 1949. 

Board of Selectmen 
Swampscott, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Board of Fire Engineers respectfully submit the following 
report for the year ending December 31, 1948. 

The past year, by a comparison of figures, shows many fewer 
fire calls and much less equipment used. On the other hand the type 
of fires this year have been different and fire losses have actually 
increased. With fewer runs and less wear and tear we have in the 
face of increased costs been able to keep within our requested 
budget. 

Repairs to buildings etc., voted at the last town meeting, were 
completed at slightly under the amounts provided. The one job un- 
done is the Phillips Beach station which still needs minor repairs and 
painting outside and in. 

The Chief's car, now twelve years old, should be replaced this 

year. 

With the cooperation of the Finance Committee we have been 
able to equip all apparatus with self-contained air masks as provided 
by State law. This saved the town about $600.00, as the price of these 
has now advanced and is going still higher. 

We would like to commend the officers and men of this depart- 
ment and also to express our thanks to other departments and in- 
dividuals for their assistance, particularly during the heavy snows of 
last winter. 

Yours very truly, 

THOMAS J. FLAHERTY, 
HAROLD F. HARVEY, 
LAWRENCE A. SAGER, 
BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS 



Fire Chief's Report 



January 1, 1949. 

To the Board of Fire Engineers 
Gentlemen : 

I submit the following report for the year 1948. 

Delayed discovery and improper notification are the two big 
causes of loss of life and damage to property by fire. 

The surest way is to use your nearest fire alarm box. If however 
the telephone is used, call LY2-0082. 

Equipment 

Our apparatus and equipment is in good condition. This is due 
to continuous repair and replacement of necessary parts by our own 
department mechanic. We should however replace the Chief's car 
this year. 



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[Dec. 31 



Buildings 

The Phillips Beach engine house should be finished this year. 
This should not be too big a project. 

The 58 year old Central House is in poor condition and a major 
repair job will soon have to be done. Traffic conditions make it 
difficult and at times impossible to get in or out. Because of these 
facts I believe that a new location should be considered. 

Housing 

I recommend that a study be made of building codes for the 
town for the protection of owners and tenants, particularly during 
this housing shortage. 

Schools 

Most fires in schools and public buildings, due to delay of dis- 
covery, have caused great losses. We should have protection in these 
buildings, particularly in the High School where we have not enough 
water for adequate fire fighting. A definite program should be laid 
out on a yearly basis and eventually cover all Town owned buildings. 
These cannot be covered by an insurance policy. 

Thanking the personnel and Board of Fire Engineers for their 
fine support and co-operation, I remain, 

Very truly yours, 

C. H. LAMPARD, 

CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Fire Records for 1948 

1947 1948 

Number of calls 567 315 

Calls to Lynn 23 10 

Calls to Marblehead 16 9 



Equipment Used 

2W Hose 12,850 feet 7,150 feet 

1W Hose 9,300 feet, 4,400 feet 

%" Hose 58,400 feet 21,400 feet 

Booster .tanks 289 107 

Indian pumps 344 103 

Ladders used 1,486 feet 1,397 feet 

Salvage covers 8 4 

Foamite 5 4 

Gas masks 4 

Carbondioxide 1 2 

Carbontetrachloride 8 8 

Hours of duty 341 ^ 140 

Oil Permits 

Oil permits renewed 1,529 71 

New oil permits issued 149 84 

Permits to install power burners 149 84 

Fire Loss 

Value of buildings $353,825.00 $270,250.00 

Fire loss 5,380.00 10,782.73 

Value of contents 13,500.00 23,500.00 

Fire loss 818.00 2,808.40 



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Highway Department 



To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott: 

The Highway Department herewith submits its annual report 
for the year 1948. 

At the beginning of this year, having seen deluged with some 
of the heaviest snowstorms recorded in history, this department and 
the town were fortunate to have such fine motorized equipment 
to fight these storms with to clear our town highways. 

In addition a substantial saving of labor was realized with this 
motorized equipment. 

While in the process of making this report a new garage is 
being constructed for the housing of all equipment. This new build- 
ing should be completed shortly after the new year. 

All of the horses, wagons and accessories that were used with 
equines, were disposed of by a public auction at the Town Highway 
premises on April 10, 1948. The sum of $1,358.85 was obtained from 
this sale. The funds received were turned over to the Town Treas- 
urer's office. 

SIDEWALKS 

New sidewalks were erected this year on the folowing streets: 

Orient Court Atlantic Avenue 

Lincoln House Court Beach Bluff Avenue 

Essex Street Melvin Avenue 

Andrew Road Bates Road 

Farragut Road Thomas Road 

Walker Road 

This department is continually receiving requests for new side- 
walks. Due to the fact there is only a limited amount of funds ap- 
propriated in the budget for this purpose, it is our desire to try and 
erect sidewalks in each precinct yearly. 

SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE 

Sidewalks were repaired and attended to during the year on the 
streets listed: 

Humphrey Street Burrill Street Banks Road 

Francis Road Lawrence Road Morton Road 

Puritan Road Eulow Street Mostyn Street 

Atlantic Avenue Essex Street 

STREETS 

Plymouth Avenue, Worcester Avenue and Columbia Street from 
the Lynn line to Burrill Street were resurfaced by this department. 

All streets and sidewalks were cleaned during the year when 
needed. All streets are viewed weekly by this department. 

GENERAL MAINTENANCE 

This department has cooperated with all other town depart- 
ments during the y?ar. In addition the men and equipment have been 
available when needed. 

At the Northwesterly side of the Machon School the playground 
area was resurfaced by this department. 

Surface water drains were built and laid at Gale Road and 
Rockyledge Road. 

Fisherman's Beach and Whale's Beach were cleaned up every 
working day during the summer months. 



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Four receptacles for waste paper were placed on Humphrey 
Street near Redington Street during the summer months. Additional 
receptacles will be added during the summer months of 1949. It is 
the hope of this department that the merchants and the citizens will 
cooperate in helping to keep our streets clean by making use of 
these containers. 

All materials used by this department in large quantities were 
advertised and purchased under contract in accordance with the 
Town By-Laws. 

PERSONNEL 

In the early part of the year two employees, James Donlon and 
Louis Delano who had served the town faithfully over a long period 
of years, were retired on pension. 

The members of this department regret the passing of Louis 
Delano and John Stone 

They served the town well and will be missed by all who knew 
them. 

In conclusion I wish to extend my appreciation for the coopera- 
tion of all Town Departments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TIMOTHY J. RYAN, 
Surveyor of Highways. 



Superintendent of Cemetery 



To the Board of Selectmen: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my annual report for the year 1948. 

The total interments for the year were 92. All receipts for 
funerals, foundations, and sale of lots were paid to the Collector of 
Taxes. 

Sunken graves were filled and seeded. 

We have taken down a number of trees to improve the lots 
which will be seeded and topdressed in spring. 

Weed killer was used over all the walks and avenues. 

I recommend that the Town replace the building in the Cemetery 
which is in a deplorable condition. 

I wish to express my appreciation to all departments which have 
cooperated with me. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JOHN E. WOOD, 

Superintendent 



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Board of Trustees of the Public Library 



Swampscott, Mass. 
January 4, 1949 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Trustees of the Swampscott Public Library sub- 
mits its report for the year 1948. 

Many needed repairs and improvements, were made in the 
Library building during the year 1948; hot water was provided; 
adequate lights were installed over the loan desk and in the office ; 
an electric cooler was placed in the vestibule ; registration files were 
built into the loan desk, and a glass panel inserted in a door leading 
to the stairs ; the fire escape and roof were repaired, and other smaller 
repairs made. 

The Library has now reached the 30,000 volume class, which is 
the minimum number of volumes prescribed by the American Library 
Association for a Town of our population. 

As in past years, we are again calling attention to the need for 
an addition to the Library building. We have no further shelf 
capacity on the first floor, and approximately 10,000 volumes are 
stored in the basement. There is a definite lack of space for High 
School students using the Library, and this year it has been neces- 
sary to restrict the use of 16 seats in the Reference Rooms in the 
evenings to those who need to consult reference books. The Trustees 
have in the Library Budget for this year included an amount to 
provide for architects' drawings for an addition to the building, and 
it is our wish that very shortly an addition will be built which 
will at least provide a quiet adult Reading Room, a further Stack 
Room, a Work Room for book preparation, mending and other 
technical processes, and a Staff Room. A further room, adaptable for 
small meetings, for loan displays of pictures, prints or paintings, for 
a concert of recordings, and the showing of film, or even an oc- 
casional television program, should be provided when the addition to 
the Library building is made. Progressive libraries elsewhere, even 
medium sized ones, do all of these things. 

The Lending Collection, which had previously included only the 
traditional printed materials, has been modernized by the purchase of 
47 albums of victrola records, chiefly classical music. Five gifts were 
received during the year, making a total of 220 records available. 
Since this service was made available in March, an average of 200 
records a month have been borrowed. 

As part of the observance of Book Week, an Open House for 
adults was held on November 18, at which time a bronze plaque was 
placed in the Children's Room, and the room was named "The Jean 
Allan Room", in recognition of the part Miss Allen, as Trustee, con- 
tributed to the creation of that room. Before an audience of about 
60 town's people, and a few specially invited guests, Stephen W. 
Howe, a former student of Miss Allan's, described in a short talk 
her characteristics, and interest in the establishment and mainten- 
ance of the Children's Room. 

For the first time in 5 years, we have had a full staff, except 
for the absence of the Librarian for two months, due to illness. Dur- 
ing the Librarian's absence, we were particularly fortunate in secur- 
ing the services of Mrs. Ruth Waterhouse Wood, a former member 
of the staff, who acted as Librarian during Miss Snow's absence. 

FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS 
Flower arrangements from the different Garden Clubs of the 
Town have been received each week, and placed on the circulation • 
desk. 



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[Dec. 31 



CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT 



As in the past years, the Children's Department has been 
particularly active, and much good work has been accomplished under 
the leadership of the Children's Librarian, Mrs. Linden. Space does 
not permit a complete recording of the activities of this Department. 
Among other things a summer reading club was organized, of which 
there were 137 active members. Story hours were conducted during 
the year monthly, except during the summer, and a consistent pro- 
gram of school visits, introducing the Library, and explaining some- 
thing of its privileges and uses was carried out during the year. 

A Treasure Chest of favorite American books was collected by 
the children of grades 1 through 6 of the public schools. The chest, 
a donation from the Manual Training Department of the High School 
was decorated with emblems significant of Swampscott, by the 
students in art, under the direction of Miss Chaisson, and, upon vote 
of the children, shipped to Avellino, Italy, as a part of a national 
project to spread abroad an understanding of American life. 



We have had during the year gifts of books and periodicals 
from the following: 



Gerard A. Gagne 

Calvin S. Tilden 

Mortimer Doane 

Phyllis Southwick 

Temple Israel Sisterhood 

Mrs. Ralph Bicknell 

Greater Lynn Chapter B'nai B'rith 

Mr. G. E. Southwick 

Mrs. Lewis Rosenthal 

Lambert Jackson 

Mrs. T. J. McAuliffe 

Mrs. Richard Ward 

Mrs. Charles F. Love joy 

H. E. Hanson 

Harold S. Walker 

Robert Breed 

Mrs. Edward S. Skillin 

Mrs. Barrie White 

Mr. Lawrence Sager 

R. J. Reynolds 

U. S. Navy Department 

Florence Bartsch 

Mrs. Mary Jackson Oliver 

Standard Oil Company 

American Christian Palestine Committee 
NBC 

Climax Molybdenum Co. 

American Zionist Emergency Council 

G. E. Southworth 

American Petroleum Institute 

Christian Science Society of Lynn 

Mrs. Charles Price 



GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY 



STATISTICS 



Circulation : 

Adult fiction 

Adult non-fiction 
Adult periodicals 



33,205 
17,103 
4,524 



54,832 



54,832 



1948] WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD Wl 

Juvenile fiction 22,444 

Juvenile non-fiction 5,010 

Juvenile periodicals 467 

27,921 27,921 

Grand total 82,753 

Victrola records 2,372 

Books: 

Books in Library Jan. 1, 1948 30,555 

Books added 1,948 

Books discarded 1,384 

Books in Library Jan. 1, 1949 31,119 31,119 

Attendance : 

Adult 30,752 

Juvenile 9,275 

40,027 40,027 

Registered borrowers: 

Adult 3,003 

Juvenile 1,002 

4,005 4,005 
Fine receipts turned over to the town $1,290.02 

LIBRARY STAFF 

(December 31, 1948) 

Edith N. Snow, Librarian 

Doris B. Linden, Children's Librarian 

Susan Duval, Assistant 

Ruth E. Pollard, Assistant 

Barbara O'Neill, Library Secretary 

Andrew Tennent, Janitor 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. HOWE, Chairman 
MARCIA G. SMITH, 
RUTH M. BARRY, 

Board of Trustees. 



Water and Sewerage Board 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We hereby submit our annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1948. 

Sewers constructed for 1948; amounting to $9686.05 were laid 
in the following Streets: 

Burpee Road, Forest Avenue and Pine Hill Road. 

Several sewer connections have been dug up this year and roots 
have been removed. This work has to be done each year. 

A drain was constructed in Pitman Road for the sum of $495.55. 



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[Dec. 31 



OUTFALL SEWER REPORT 

The splendid co-operation shown by all Department Heads has 
been deeply appreciated. 

INVENTORY OF PROPERTY, SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Pumping Station $19,400.00 

Pumping Plant 9,704.68 

Land 5,000.00 

Office Furniture 350.00 

Tools and Equipment 450.00 

Truck and Garage 2,303.75 



$37,208.43 

Comminutor Building & Equipment: 

Building 7,000.00 

Machinery & Equipment 5,331.02 



$49,539.45 
HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
GEORGE B. ATKINS, 
HAROLD C. HUDSON, 

Water & Sewerage Board. 



Boston 8, Mass. 
January 5, 1949 

Subject: Progress on New Outfall Sewer Project During 1948 
Mr. Harold G. Enholm, Chairman 
Water and Sewerage Board 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. Enholm: 

During 1948 all preliminary work in connection with the New 
Outfall Sewer Project was finished and the actual construction work 
is now underway. 

Permits to construct the New Outfall Sewer were received from 
the Massachusetts Department of Public Works in January and were 
received from the U. S. Engineers in February. 

The contract drawings were approved by the Massachusetts De- 
partment of Public Health in February 1948. 

The Water and Sewerage Board received bids for constructing 
the New Outfall Sewer on March 22, 1948. Three bids were received 
and these ranged from a low figure of $239,131.74 to $388,850.00. 
The low bidder was John Forward, Inc., of Medford, Mass., and on 
April 5, 1948, the Water and Sewerage Board entered into a contract 
with the low bidder for constructing the New Outfall Sewer. 

Delivery of material was much poorer than was anticipated when 
the job was estimated; consequently the Contractor was unable to 
proceed according to his original schedule. Delivery of the metering 
equipment was not completed until the end of December 1948. It is 
expected that delivery of all of the pipe will be completed by the 
middle of January 1949. 

On September 16, 1948, the Contractor broke ground for the 
New Meter Chamber in the rear of the Town Pumping Station. Since 
that time the meter tube has been installed and the chamber has 
been built. With all of the metering equipment now on the job, 
the meter installation will be completed early in January 1949. 

The connection between the existing outfall sewer pipe and the 
new outfall sewer pipe was made on September 24, 1948; however, 
it was the latter part of October before the Contractor had sufficient 
pipe on hand to start work on laying the New Outfall Sewer pipe. The 



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145 



Contractor laid over 800 feet of pipe before suspending work for the 
winter months. 

The submarine pipe is being laid in 88-foot long sections. Each 
section contains seven 12-foot lengths of Metropolitan type joint 
cast iron pipe with a special 2-foot piece on both ends. The Metro- 
politan type joint is a flexible joint made with lead; and according 
to the terms of the contract, a deflection of 10 degrees is allowed in 
each joint. During the winter months the Contractor plans to as- 
semble these 88-foot sections in his yard in East Boston. These 
sections will be transported to the site when they are needed in the 
spring on one of the Contractor's barges. This will enable him to 
complete the entire project in 2 to 3 months after he resumes work 
in the spring. 

During the year the value of the material and work done upon 
this project by the Contractor amounts to nearly $90,000. 

Very truly yours, 

FAY, SPOFFORD & THORNDIKE 
BY R. W. HORNE 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We submit herewith our annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948. 

SERVICES: 

54 New Services have been installed 

3 Services abandoned 
28 Services renewed completely 
15 Services renewed from main to sidewalk 

8 Services renewed from sidewalk to meter 

6 Frozen services thawed 
53 Service leaks repaired 
50 Services cleaned out 
464 Services on request have been turned on or off 

METERjS : 

62 Obsolete meters have been replaced with new ones 
68 Meters have been cleaned repaired and tested 
104 Meter leaks have been repaired in the field 



MAINS 



A total of 1560 feet of 6" cast iron mains was laid in the 
following streets: 

Duke St. 169 feet; Foster Rd. 339 feet; Winshaw Rd. 344 
feet; Gale Rd. 363 feet;; Galloupes Pt. Rd. 345 feet. 

2 Breaks in our 6" mains were repaired. 

Due to the fine spirit shown by the Town Engineer and his 
assistants we now have scale plans of all new water main 
installations from 1942 (the year in which this program 
started) through 1947. 



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[Dec. 31 



HYDRANTS: 

1 Hydrant broken off by a motor vehicle 

3 Hydrants were added to the system. One in each of the 
following- Streets: 

Galloupes Pt. Rd. near the Schaye property 

Duke St. near corner of Stetson Avenue 

Winshaw Rd. near corner of Gale Rd. 
The spring and fall flushing of hydrants was carried on in the 
usual manner after notices had been posted in the local papers in- 
forming the public of our schedule. 

The fall inspection, repairing and winterizing of hydrants was 
performed and all town departments having occasion to use same 
were notified by mail to notify us of the use of any hydrant during 
the winter months. 



Due to the inability of the Metropolitan Water Department to 
furnish an adequate supply of water for all purposes during the peak 
loads this past summer the general public was requested to refrain 
from the uses of hose and lawn sprinklers. 

In view of the foregoing statement this Board was instrumental 
in having a bill passed in the State Legislature for a new line from 
the Fels Pond Reservoir to Swampscott and the necessary money 
appropriated for its installation. 

The installation of this new main will take from three to four 
years but when it is completed it should assure the Town of an 
adequate supply of water at all times. 

WATER DEPARTMENT: 

To the Department Heads and Personnel of all Town De- 
partments; Your individual and collective co-operation 
throughout the past year is deeply appreciated. 
The details of Water Pipe construction follows and the 
cost of same can be found under the Town Accountant's 
report. 



Wrought Cast Cement 



Size 


Iron 


Iron 


Lined 


Brass 


Total 


1% 






303 




303 


iy 2 






80 


438 


518 


2 


4067 




1468 


2117 


7652 


4 




4494 






4494 


6 




133613 






133613 


8 




11158 






11158 


10 




22050 • 






22050 


12 




14604 






14604 


14 




4712 






4712 


16 




150 






150 




4067 


190781 


1851 


2555 


199254 


HYDRANTS 












In use 


Dec. 31, 


1947 






319 


Added in 1948 








3 



In use Dec. 31, 1948 321 

GATES: 

In use Dec. 31, 1947 608 

Added in 1948 9 



In use Dec. 31, 1948 



617 



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147 



SERVICES: 

In use Dec. 31, 1947 2982 

Added in 1948 54 

Abandoned in 1948 3 



In use Dec. 31, 1948 3033 

Inventory of Property, Water Department December 31, 1948 

Water mains & standpipe $201,473.08 

Land on Pine Street 2,000.00 

Brick Building on Pine Street 2,000.00 

Two Car Garage on Pine Street 2,500.00 

Work Shop & Garage on Pine Street 2,500.00 

Three Auto Trucks 4,050.00 

Office Furniture 1,500.00 

Meter & Parts 40,784.00 

Stock on Hand 7,500.00 



$264,307.08 

HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
GEORGE B. ATKINS, 
HAROLD C. HUDSON, 

Water & Sewerage Board. 



Treasurer's Report 



Robert G. Byrne, Treasurer 

In account with the Town of Swampscott for the year ended 
December 31, 1948. 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1948 $483,172.65 

RECEIPTS 

Tax Collector $1,298,750.38 

Town Clerk — Dog Licenses 1,282.80 

Essex County — Dog Tax Refund 407.66 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 27,051.43 

Temporary Loan Notes, Issued in 
Anticipation of Revenue, Discounted 300.000.00 

Tax Titles Redeemed 2,475.03 

Withholding Income, Tax 1948 60,517.64 

Chapter 90 19,780.00 

Proceeds from Sale of Notes — 

Field House 34,122.68 

Proceeds from Sale of Bonds — 

Outfall Sewer 286,083.00 

Miscellaneous 20,124.47 



$2,050,595.09 
$2,533,767.74 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Warrants Paid 1,760,089.42 

Balance on hand, December 31, 1948 $773,678.32 



148 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

BONDS AND NOTES PAYABLE 
Issued Inside Debt Limit 

School Loans: 

Stanley School Loan (1929) (4V 2 </c) $5,000.00 



Total School Debt Outstanding- $5,000.00 

Sewer Loans: 

1928 Loan (47c) $5,000.00 

1929 Loan (4V 2 %) 33,000.00 

1930 Loan (4%) 18,000.00 

1931 Loan (4%) 16,000.00 

1946 Loan (1%) 30,000.00 

1948 Loan (2%) 285,000.00 



Total Sewer Debt Outstanding- 
Issued Inside Debt Limit $387,000.00 

Miscellaneous Loans: 

Stable & Vault Loan 1929 (4y 2 %) $1,000.00 

Town Hall Loan 1944 (%%) 12,000.00 

Highway Equip. Loan 1946 (1%) 18,000.00 

Field House Loan 1947 (1%%) .... 34,000.00 

Total Miscellaneous Debt Outstanding $65,000.00 

Total Debt Outstanding 

Issued Inside Debt Limit $457,000.00 

Issued Outside Debt Limit 

High School Addition Loan 1936 (2%) $104,000.00 

Sewer Loans: 

1921 Loan (5%) $3,000.00 

1922 Loan (4%%) 2,000.00 



Total Sewer Debt Outstanding 

Issued Outside Debt Limit $5,000.00 



Total Debt Outstanding 

Issued Outside Debt Limit $109,000.00 



General Debt as of Dec. 31, 1948 $566,000.00 

STATEMENT INDICATING BORROWING CAPACITY 
As of December 31, 1948 

Valuation 1946, Less Abatements $24,240,902.00 

Valuation 1947, Less Abatements 25,358,918.00 

Valuation 1948, Less Abatements 26,300,288.00 



Total Valuation $75,900,108.00 

Average Valuation $25,300,039.00 



Five Per Cent of Average Valuation $1,265,001.95 

Less Outstanding Debt 

Issued Inside Debt Limit $457,000.00 



Borrowing Capacity as of December 31, 1948 $808,001.95 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT G. BYRNE, 

Town Treasurer. 



1948] TREASURER'S REPORT 149 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Trust Funds 



The following is a list of all Trust Funds held by the Town 
Treasurer as Custodian of all Funds and Securities as provided for 
by Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915 and indicates deposits 
and/or withdrawals made during 1948: 

Balance 
Jan. 1, 1949 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $5,300.43 

Income Accrued 104.43 

$5,404.86 

Less Withdrawals 208.86 



Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $2,040.20 

Income Accrued 40.20 

$2,080.40 

Less Withdrawals 80.40 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $1,020.10 

Income Accrued 20.10 

$1,040.20 

Less Withdrawals 40.20 

Hattie F. Sherman Cemetery Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $500.00 

Income Accrued 10.00 



$510.00 

Less Withdrawals 10.00 



Emma Y. Stocker Cemetery Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $520.30 

Income Accrued 5.10 



$525.40 

Less Withdrawals 20.05 



Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $17,522.75 

Income Accrued and Deposits 5882.41 



$23,405.16 

Less Withdrawals 22,056.00 

Cemetery Gifts and Bequests Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $ 0.00 

Transfer from Perpetual Care 

of Cemetery Lots Fund per vote of 

Town Meeting f 3|23i48-Art. 67 5,000.000 



$5,196.00 



$2,000.00 



$1,000.00 



$500.00 



$505.35 



$1,349.16 



$5,000.00 



1948] DEPT. OF CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION 151 

Phillips Medal Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $2,717.75 

Income Accrued 34.32 

$2,752.07 

Less Withdrawals 120.55 

$2,631.52 

Municipal Insurance Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $10,820.76 

Income Accrued 217.48 

$11,038.24 

Manuel Ross Scholarship Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $954.24 

Income Accrued and Deposits 13.59 

$967.83 

Less Withdrawals 200.00 

$767.83 

*High School Alumni Fund 

Balance January 1, 1948 $4,397.46 

Income Accrued 4.39 

Bond Interest 50.00 

$4,451.85 

Less Withdrawals 100.00 

$4,351.85 

♦This fund is held by the Town Treasurer in behalf of the 
Alumni Fund Committee. It is not a Trust Fund as denned by law 
but is included in this report so that all concerned may be informed 
as to its status. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT G. BYRNE, 

Town Treasurer. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
HAROLD R. AUSTIN, 

Trust Fund Commissioners. 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 33 



June 21, 1948 

To the Board of Selectmen 
Mr. Edgar U. Burdett, Chairman 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the general accounts 
of the town of Swampscott for the period from March 1, 1947, and 
of the treasurer's accounts for the period from March 19, 1947, to 
February 6, 1948, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 



152 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

44, Ceneral Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by 
Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

FRANCIS X. LANG, 

Director of Accounts. 



Mr. Francis X. Lang 
Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
State House, Boston 
Sh- 
in accordance with your instructions, I have made an audit of 
the general accounts of the town of Swampscott for the period from 
March 1, 1947, and of the treasurer's accounts for the period from 
March 19, 1947, the dates of the previous audits, to February 6, 
1948, the following report being submitted thereon: 

The records of financial transactions of the several departments 
receiving or disbursing money for tha town, or committing bills for 
collection, were examined, checked, and verified by comparison with 
the records of the town accountant. 

The town accountant's general and appropriation ledgers were 
analyzed. The appropriations, loan authorizations, and transfers, as 
entered, were compared with the town clerk's record of financial 
votes passed in town meetings and with the finance committee's 
records of transfers authorized from the reserve fund, and a balance 
sheet showing the financial condition of the town on February 6, 
1948 was prepared and is appended to this report. 

The accounts of the town treasurer were examined and checked 
in detail. The recorded receipts were analyzed and compared with 
the various sources from which money was paid into the town trea- 
sury, while the records of disbursements were compared with the 
accountant's books and with the treasury warrants approved by the 
board of selectmen. 

The treasurer's cash balance on February 6, 1948 was proved 
by reconciliation of the bank balances with statements furnished by 
the banks in which town funds are deposited and by actual count of 
the cash in the office. 

The payments on account of maturing debt and interest were 
verified by comparison with the amounts falling due and checked 
with the cancelled notes and coupons on file. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the invest- 
ment of the trust, investment, and retirement funds in the custody 
of the town treasurer were listed. The income and withdrawals were 
verified, and the balances were reconciled with the books of the 
town accountant, and, in the case of the retirement funds, with the 
books of the retirement board. 

The records of tax titles held by the town were examined and 
listed. The taxes transferred by the collector were proved, the re- 
ported redemptions were checked with the treasurer's receipts, and 
the outstanding accounts were verified and compared with the records 
at the Registry of Deeds. 

The records of payroll deductions on account of federal taxes 
were checked and reconciled with the treasurer's and the accountant's 
books. 

The assessors' records of abatements granted were reconciled 



1948] DEPT. OF CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION 153 



with the collector's books and the accountant's ledgers. The as- 
sessors' warrants for the commitment of taxes, motor vehicle and 
trailer excise, assessments, and water leins were examined and 
checked with the detailed lists. The records of assessments ap- 
portioned and suspended were examined, while the apportioned as- 
sessments not due and the suspended assessments were listed and 
reconciled with the accountant's ledger accounts. 

The books and accounts of the collector were examined and 
checked in detail. The tax, motor vehicle and trailer excise, depart- 
mental, and water accounts outstanding at the time of the previous 
examination, and all subsequent commitments, were audited and 
compared with the warrants issued for their collection. The recorded 
receipts were checked with the payments to the town treasurer and 
with the town accountant's ledger, the abatements were compared 
with the records in the departments authorized to grant them, the 
taxes transferred to the tax title account were proved, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed and reconciled with the town ac- 
countant's ledger. 

The outstanding tax, motor vehicle and trailer excise, depart- 
mental, and water accounts were verified by mailing notices to a 
number of persons whose names appeared #n the books as owing 
money to the town, and from the replies received it appears that the 
accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The work in the collector's office showed marked improvement, 
the books and records having been neatly and accurately kept. 

The financial records of the town clerk were examined and 
checked. The receipts from dog and sporting licenses were proved, 
and the payments to the town and the State were verified. 

The surety bonds of the financial officials required by law to 
furnish them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

The records of licenses and permits issued by the board of 
selectmen, the building inspector, the inspector of plumbing, and by 
the police and health departments, as well as the records of receipts 
of the sealer of weights and measures, of the school, the library, and 
the cemetery departments, were examined and reconciled with the 
town treasurer's books and with the town accountant's records. 

The petty cash advances in the various town departments were 
verified by actual count. 

In addition to the balance sheet, there are appended to this report 
tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, summaries 
of the tax, motor vehicle and trailer excise, assessment, tax title, 
departmental and water accounts, together with tables showing the 
condition and transactions of the trust, investment, and retirement 
funds. 

During the progress of the audit, cooperation was received from 
all town officials, for which, on behalf of my assistants and for my- 
self, I wish to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERMAN B. DINE, 



Assistant Director of Accounts. 



154 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Accounting Department 

THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41 of the General 
Laws, I herewith submit the following report of the Accounting 
Department for the year ending December 31, 1948: 



RECEIPTS 

Taxes : 

1946 Real Estate $284.80 

1947 Poll 12.00 

1947 Personal 904.05 

1947 Real Estate 39,067.84 

1948 Poll 6,700.00 

1948 Personal * 49,025.46 

1948 R : eal Estate 820,357.43 



Tax Title Redemptions 



2,296.32 



Receipts from the State: 

Income Tax 97,022.06 

Corporation Tax 72,292.44 

Meal Tax 2,424.37 

Highway Construction Chapter 90: 

State 14,043.26 

County 8,175.29 

Licenses and Permits: 

Common Victualer 

Dealers 

Liquor 

Express 

Liquor Advertising , 

Pool and Bowling 

Overhanging Signs 

Health 



State Health 
Court Fines . 
Seal Bounty .. 



Reimbursement 



25.00 
260.00 
1,406.00 
16.00 
44.00 
4.00 
15.00 
154.50 

16.00 
17.50 
5.50 



Grants from Federal Government: 
U. S. Grant, 

A. D. C. Admin 46.25 

U. S. Grant, A. D. C 1,944.76 

U. S. Grant, 

O. A. A. Admin 

U. S. Grant, O. A. A. 



Dog Licenses from County 

Excise : 

1946 Excise 

1947 Excise 

1948 Excise 



2,001.58 
37,934.88 

407.66 



24.93 
1,496.84 
58,714.15 



$284.80 

39,983.89 

876,082.89 
2,296.32 



$916,351.58 
2,296.32 



171,738.87 171,738.87 



22,218.55 22,218.55 



1,924.50 



39.00 



41,927.47 
407.66 



60,235.92 



1,924.50 



39.00 



41,927.47 
407.66 



60,235.92 



Amount Carried Forward 



$1,217,139.87 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 155 

Amount Brought Forward $1,217,139.87 

Special Assessments: 

1947 Sewer Payments 1,400.60 

1948 Sewer Payments .... 1,737.47 
Unapportioned Sewers .... 686.84 

Sewers Paid in Advance .... 1,535.97 5,360.88 5,360.88 

1947 Sidewalks 16.32 

1948 Sidewalks 131.48 

Unapportioned Sidewalks .. 1,826.61 1,974.41 1,974.41 

General Government: 

Zoning 28.00 28.00 28.00 

Collector : 

Charges & Fees 63.35 

Tax Certificates 39.00 102.35 102.35 

Treasurer : 

Tax Title Costs 97.20 97.20 97.20 

Board of Appeals 

Hearings 100.00 100.00 100.00 

Protection of Persons and Property: 
Police : 

General Receipts 110.84 

Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 59.89 

Inspector of Buildings 

—Permits 178.00 

Inspector of Plumbing .... 434.00 782.73 782.73 
Health: 

D. A. R 652.21 652.21 652.21 

Public Welfare: 

Cities and Towns 2,791.08 

State 1,075.01 3,866.09 

Aid to Dependent Children: 

State 2,618.48 2,618.48 6,484.57 

Old Age Assistance : 

State 40,663.39 

Cities and Towns 1,914.89 

Reimbursement from Estates of 

Deceased 567.88 43,146.16 43,146.16 

Veterans Services: 

State 720.90 720.90 720.90 

Schools: 

Tuition 1,872.00 

Vocational Education 259.63 

Miscellaneous 532.64 2,664.27 2,664.27 

Amount Carried Forward $1,279,253.55 



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Amount Brought Forward $1,279,253.55 

Library : 

Receipts for Fines, etc 1,289.16 1,289.16 1,289.16 

Park: 

Accounts Receivable 414.60 414.60 414.60 

Miscellaneous: 

Sale of Real Estate 44.30 

Sale of Other Property .... 1,370.85 

Claims 178.24 

Miscellaneous .25 1,593.64 1,593.64 

Town Hall Rent 270.00 270.00 270.00 

Cemetery: 

Sale of Lots 3,966.00 

Care of Lots 41.00 

Fees 1,791.00 5,798.00 5,798.00 

Water : 

Rates 48,334.54 

Services 8,125.62 

Rents 1,812.00 

Liens added 1947 Taxes .... 456.49 

Liens added to 1948 Taxes 1,111.93 59,840.58 59,840.58 
Interest : 

Interest on Taxes 773.12 

Interest on Excise 10.03 

Interest on Tax Titles 189.96 

1947 Committed Interest .. 110.65 

1948 Committed Interest .. 522.23 1,605.99 1,605.99 

Municipal Indebtedness: 

Temporary Loans 300,000.00 

Field House Loan 34,000.00 

Outfall Sewer Loan 285,000.00 

Bond Premiums 1,205.68 620,205.68 620,205.68 

Agency : 

Dog Licenses 1,282.80 

Withholding Tax 60,517.64 61,800.44 61,800.44 

Trust Funds, Library: 

E. R. Whittle Fund 80.40 

Mary L. Thomson Fund .... 40.20 

Joanna Morse Fund 208.86 329.46 329.46 

Cemetery Funds: 

Transfers 17,056.00 

H. Sherman Fund 10.00 

E. Y. Stocker Fund 20.05 17,086.05 17,086.05 



Amount Carried Forward 



$2,049,487.15 



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Amount Brought Forward $2,049,487.15 

Phillips Medal Fund: 

Transfers 185.50 185.50 185.50 

Manuel Ross Fund: 

Transfers 200.00 200.00 * 200.00 

Refunds : 

Treasury 28.60 

Collector of Taxes 235.60 

Pitman Road Drain 8.03 

Old Age Assistance Others 106.67 

U. S. Grant O. A. A 57.90 

Veterans Services 54.00 

Teachers Retirement 37.50 

Library 6.40 

Park 135.14 

Memorial Dav 52.60 722.44 722.44 



Receipts for the year 1948 $2,050,595.09 

Balance January 1, 1948 462,507.63 



$2,513,102.72 



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TRANSFERS 

From Reserve Fund 



To Selectmen Others $50.00 

Law 874.90 

Administration Bldg. Wages 51.83 

Administration Bldg. Others 500.00 

Town Hall Others 150.00 

Police Others 379.51 

Fire Others 1,697.04 

Health Others 150.47 

Public Welfare Others 4,676.30 

Workmen's Compensation 300.00 

Salem Street Damages 13.5.00 

Town Reports 42.52 

Interest, Temporary Loans 696.08 $9,703.65 



From Accounting Others 10.02 

Treasury Others 250.00 

Assessors 500.00 

Town Hall Others 37.65 

Police Others : 367.43 

Forest Warden 27.00 

School 1,076.00 

Library 115.00 

Emergency Water 250.00 

Armistice Day 88.00 



To Warrants Payable 2,721.10 

From Surplus Account 

To Police Patrol Car 1,200.00 

Field House 2,500.00 

Architect's Fees 1,298.70 

Highway Equipment 25,440.00 

Salem Street 7,500.00 

Burpee Road Sewer 6,350.00 

Forest Avenue Sewer 4,100.00 

Pitman Road Drain 1,300.00 

Pine Hill Road Sewer 4,400.00 

Puritan Road Sewer 5,500.00 

Housing Authority 1,000.00 



60,588.70 

From Essex Street 22.65 

Blaney Street 1.53 

Roy Street Drain 58.00 



To Surplus Account 82.18 

From Cemetery Lots Fund 5,000.00 

To Cemetery Gifts & Bequests Fund 5,000.00 

From Cemetery Lots Fund 5,000.00 

To Cemetery Wages 5,000.00 

From Overlay Reserve 12,500.00 

To Reserve Fund 12,500.00 

From Water Available Surplus 20,000.00 

To Emergency Water 10,000.00 

Pipes & Fittings 10,000.00 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 159 

EXPENDITURES 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Legislative 

Moderator 

Salary $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 

Town Meeting 

Printing Reports and Others 94.00 

Checkers 20.00 114.00 114.00 

Finance Committee 

Secretary's Salary 374.99 

Other Expenses: 
Printing, 

Stationery & Postage .... 10.13 

Dues 10.00 

Miscellaneous 14.55 409.67 409.67 

Selectmen 

Salaries : 

Selectmen 1,500.00 

Secretary 750.00 

Clerk 2,079.58 

Extra Clerical 28.64 4,358.22 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage 96.47 

Printing and Advertising .... 649.87 

Telephone 83.51 

Furniture & Fixtures 175.61 

Claims 50.00 

Travel 30.80 

Dues 69.00 

Funerals 90.40 

Conference 176.40 

Miscellaneous 41.82 1,463.88 5,822.10 

Real Estate Disposal 15.00 15.00 15.00 

Accounting 

Salaries and Wages: 

Accountant 3,582.60 

Assistant 2,079.58 

Clerk, one half time 1,039.79 

Extra Clerical 200.00 6,901.97 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage .... 44.03 

Printing 34.85 

Telephone 111.69 

Transportation 37.60 

State Conferences 80.00 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 166.56 

Binding Books 41.25 

Dues 23.00 

Others 6.00 544.98 7,446.95 



Amount carried forward 



$13,907.72 



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Amount brought forward 

Treasury 

Salaries and Wages: 

Treasurer $1,800.00 

Clerk 



Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage .... 
Printing and Advertising .. 

Surety Bonds 

Armored Car Service 

Telephone 

Tax Title Costs 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 
Miscellaneous 



1.000.00 2,800.00 



383.26 
426.41 
251.50 
381.57 
121.98 
.541.40 
506.60 

136.50 3,749.22 



Certifying 



Certification of Notes and Bonds 

6.00 6.00 



Salaries and Wages: 

Collector 

Clerk 

Other Expenses: 



Collector of Taxes 

1,880.10 

2,079.48 



Stationery and Postage .... 


281.08 


Printing and Advertising .. 


1,335.58 


Suretv Bonds 


448.58 


Armored Car Service 


242.00 


Telephone 


90.72 


Transportation 


80.00 


Tax Title Costs 


127.25 


Furniture and Fixtures .... 


46.00 


Miscellaneous 


4.00 



3,959.58 



2.655.21 



Salaries and Wages: 

Town Clerk 

Clerk 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage . 
Printing and Advertising 

Telephone 

Surety Bond 

Furniture and Fixtures . 

Transportation 

Oaths 

State Meetings 

Miscellaneous 

Out of State Travel 



Town Clerk 

981.23 
1,966.90 



40.18 
295.02 

87.52 
7.50 
2.00 
140.00 

75.00 
169.02 

13.00 
150.00 



2,948.13 



979.24 



Services 

Settlement of Claims 
Expenses 



Law 

1.345.00 
538.50 
237.10 



2,120.60 



Amount carried forward 



1948] 



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161 



Amount brought forward $33,125.70 

Elections and Registration 

Salaries and Wages: 

Registrars 720.17 

Elections Officers 3,562.00 

Canvassers 800.00 

Clerks 1,710.50 6,792.67 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage .... 8.21 

Printing and Advertising .. 1,348.28 

Truck Hire 616.50 

Rent of Polling Places 300.00 

Furniture & Fixtures 122.60 

Telephone 35.41 

Janitors 59.00 

Miscellaneous 10.00 2,500.00 9,292.67 



Assessors 

Salaries and Wages: 

Assessors 2,500.00 

Secretarv 50.00 

Clerk 1,906.06 

Extra Clerical 316.70 4.772.76 

Other Expenses : 

Stationery and Postage .... 95.22 

Printing and Advertising .. 260.76 

Telephone 102.99 

Abstracts of Deeds 373.53 

Transportation 117.96 

L B. M. Prep, of Tax Bills 897.97 

Miscellaneous 6.00 1,854.43 6,627.19 

Engineering 

Salaries and W T ages: 

Engineer 4,280.16 

Assistant Engineer 3,821.03 

Rodman and Inspector 2,755.24 

Inspectors 2,513.95 13,370.38 

Other Expenses: 

Auto Expense 408.84 

Telephone 129.01 

Stationery and Postage .... 20.60 

Supplies * 422.08 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 30.60 

Equipment 283.73 

Travel 41.05 

Miscellaneous 13.00 1,348.91 14,719.29 

Administration Building 

Salaries and Wages: 

Custodian 3,153.34 

Assistants 3,492.31 6,645.65 



Amount carried forward 



$70,410.50 



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Amount brought forward $70,410.50 

Other Expenses: 

Fuel 1,196.97 

Light 937.37 

Water 74.05 

Janitor's Supplies 530.31 

Repairs 1,074.14 

Furniture and Fixtures 134.04 

Miscellaneous 6.50 3,953.38 3,953.38 



Old Town Hall 

Salaries and Wages: 

Custodian 2,062.14 2,062.14 

Other Expenses: 

Fuel 882.80 

Light 433.06 

Water 24.85 

Janitor's Supplies 50.44 

Repairs 239.90 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 35.80 

Miscellaneous 1.50 1,668.35 3,730.49 



Planning Board 

Salaries and Wages: 

Secretary 50.00 50.00 

Other Expenses: 

Printing, Advertising, 

& Stationery 1,288.09 

Typewriter Hire 9.00 

Conferences 29.65 

Miscellaneous 85.00 1,411.74 1,461.74 

Board of Appeals 

Salaries and Wages: 

Secretary 100.00 100.00 

Other Expenses: 

Printing, Advertising 

and Stationery 210.52 

Typewriter Rental 22.50 233.02 333.02 



Contributory Retirement Board 

Transferred to Retirement 

Funds 14,450.15 14,450.15 14,450.15 



Amount carried forward $94,339.28 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 163 



SUMMARY OF GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Moderator S 

Fin. Com. Wages 400.00 374.99 25.01 

Fin. Com. Others 100.00 34.68 65.32 

Town Meeting 

Wages 



Town Meeting 

Others 130.00 94.00 36.00 

Selectmen Wages 4,429.58 4,358.22 71.36 

Selectmen Others $ 50.00 1,800.00 1,463.88 386.12 

Real Est. Disposal $69.00 100.00 15.00 * 154.00 

Accounting Wages 

Accounting Others 555.00 544.98 10.02 

Treasury Wages 

Treasury Others 4,200.00 3,749.22 200.00 250.78 

Certification of 

Notes & Bonds 

Collector of Taxes 

Wages 

Collector of Taxes 

Others 3,000.00 2,655.21 344.79 

Tax Titles Fore 300.00 * 300.00 

Law 874.90 1,250.00 2,120.60 4.30 

Town Clerk 

Wages 



Town Clerk 

Others 872.50 829.24 43.26 



Elections & Reg- 
istration Wages 7,035.16 6,792.67 242.49 

Elections & Ree- 

Others 

Assessors Wages 4,979.58 4,772.76 206.82 

Assessors Others 2,356.00 1,854.43 500.00 1.57 

Engineering 

Wages 

Engineering 

Others 1,380.00 1,348.91 31.09 

Adm. Bldg. Wages 51.83 6,595.98 6,645.65 2.16 

Adm. Bldg. Others 500.00 3,457.00 3,953.38 3.62 

Town Hall Wages 

Town Hall Others 150.00 

Planning Board 

Wages 

Planning Board 

Others 3,000.00 1,411.74 1,588.26 

Board of Appeals 

Wages 

Board of Appeals 

Others 300.00 233.02 66.98 

Contributory Retire- 
ment Board 

Town Clerk 

Out. Travel 



100.00 


$ 100.00 


400.00 


374.99 


100.00 


34.68 


20.00 


20.00 


130.00 


94.00 


4,429.58 


4,358.22 


1,800.00 


l,4oo.oo 


100.00 


15.00 


6,901.97 


6,901.97 


555.00 


544.98 


2,800.00 


2,800.00 


4,200.00 


3,749.22 


335.00 


6.00 


3,959.58 


3,959.58 


3 000 00 


2,655.21 


^oo no 




1,250.00 


2,120.60 


2,948.13 


2,948.13 


872.50 


829.24 


7,035.16 


6,792.67 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


4,979.58 


4,772.76 


2,356.00 


1,854.43 


13,370.38 


13,370.38 


1,380.00 


1,348.91 


6,595.98 


6,645.65 


3,457.00 


3,953.38 


2,066.10 


2,062.14 


1,556.00 


1,668.35 


50.00 


50.00 


3,000.00 


1,411.74 


100.00 


100.00 


300.00 


233.02 


14,450.15 


14,450.15 


150.00 


150.00 



*To 1949 



$69.00 $1,626.73 $97,548.11 S94.339.28 $747.67 $4,156.89 



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Amount brought forward $94,339.28 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 
Police 

Salaries and Wages: 

Chief 4,060.00 

Captains 6,854.00 

Patrolmen 51,587.50 

Reserves 2,190.08 

Specials 580.26 

Clerk 2,079.58 67,351.42 

Motor Maintenance: 

Insurance 48.50 

Gasoline 2,011.63 

Repairs 1,523.99 

Equipment 368.92 

Equipment for Men: 89.33 

Maintenance of Buildings & Grounds 

Repairs 945.51 

Fuel 42.37 

Light 210.90 

Water 17.80 

Janitor's Supplies 441.22 

Miscellaneous 11.93 

Administrative Expenses: 

Printing and Stationerv .... 361.58 

Telephone and Teletype .... 1,225.98 

Beacons 17.50 

Out of State Travel 200.00 

Traffic Signs 355.30 

Miscellaneous 126.42 

Medical 43.00 8,042.08 75,393.50 

Mobile Police Telephone 

installation 1,181.72 1,181.72 1,181.72 

Police Car 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Police Uniforms 1,497.30 1,497.30 1,497.30 

Fire 

Salaries and Wages: 

Chief 4,060.25 

Deputy Chiefs 7,790.47 

Captains 6,783.37 

Privates 69,548.16 

Labor 681.74 

Clerk of Board 50.00 88,913.99 

Equipment: 

Apparatus 1,358.84 

Hose 216.80 

Equipment for men 140.89 

Equipment, Maintenance 
and Repairs: 

Repairs 1,674.29 

Gasoline and Oil 2,009.86 

Fire Alarms 91.25 

Hydrant Rental 1,000.00 

Supplies 629.51 



Amount carried forward 



$173,411.80 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 165 

Amount brought forward $173,411.80 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 

Repairs 244.40 

Laundry 224.50 

Fuel 383.31 

Light 797.16 

Water 71.90 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 550.30 

Care of Grounds 73.53 

Supplies 314.13 

Administrative Expenses : 

Stationery and Postage .... 21.06 

Telephone 346.22 

Medical 81.13 

Transportation 135.73 

Travel Outside the State .... 75.00 

Miscellaneous 36.50 10,476.31 99,390.30 

Phillips Beach Engine House 

Contractor 634.54 

Equipment and Supplies 820.90 1,455.44 1,455.44 

Fire Uniforms 590.25 590.25 590.25 

Vapotester 108.66 108.66 108.66 

Central Fire Station Repairs 487.00 487.00 487.00 

Forest Warden 

Other Expenses: 

Supplies 73.00 73.00 73.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Salary of Sealer 500.00 500.00 

Other Expenses: 

Rent 150.00 

Supplies 63.61 

Trucking 106.39 320.00 820.00 

Dog Officer 

Salary of Officer 800.00 800.00 

Other Expenses: 

Board of Disposal of 

Animals 148.50 

Use of Truck 125.00 

Stationery and Postage 23.66 297.16 1,097.16 

Insurance 

Insurance 10,759.19 10,759.19 10,759.19 

Constable 

Constable 100.00 100.00 100.00 

Inspector of Buildings 

Salaries and W T ages: 

Inspector 1,500.00 

Assistant 250.00 1,750.00 

Other Expenses: 

Telephone 38.14 

Miscellaneous 52.60 90.74 1,840.74 

Amount carried forward $290,133.54 



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SUMMARY OF PROTECTION 

From Transfers 
1947 To 

Police Wages 

Police Others $ 146.00 

Police Telephone 

Police Car 

Uniforms 

Fire Wages 

Fire Others 1,697.04 

Phillips Beach 

Engine House .. 347.73 

Uniforms 

Vapotester 

Central Fire 

Station 

Forest Warden 

Sealer of Wts. 

& Ms. Wages 

Sealer of Wts. 

& Ms. Others 

Inspector of Build- 
ings Wages 

Inspector of Build- 
ings Others 

Dog Officer Wages 

Dog Officer Others 

Insurance 

Constable 



S347.73 $1,843.04 

*To 1949 



OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

priation tures From Revenue 

S 67,358.58 $ 67,351.42 $ 7.16 

8,030.00 8,042.08 $ 133.92 

1,575.00 1,181.72 * 393.28 

1,200.00 1,000.00 * 200.00 

1,500.00 1,497.30 , * 2.70 

89,234.00 88,913.99 320.01 

8,785.00 10,476.31 5.73 

1,200.00 1,455.44 * 92.29 

600.00 590.25 * 9.75 

110.00 108.66 * 1.34- 

500.00 487.00 * 13.00 

100.00 73.00 27.00 

500.00 500.00 

320.00 320.00 

1,750.00 1,750.00 

100.00 90.74 9.26 

800.00 800.00 

480.00 297.16 182.84 

11,000.00 10,759.19 240.81 

100.00 100.00 



195,242.58 $195,794.26 $160.92 $1,478.17 



Amount brought forward $290,133.51 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Salaries and Wages: 



Board 


500.00 


Agent 


3,459.90 


Clerk 


2,160.29 


Health Nurse 


2,408.40 


Dentist 


1,650.00 


Administration: 




Stationery and Postage 


43.45 


Printing and Advertising .. 


176.65 


Telephone 


86.79 




255.00 


Supplies 


38.50 


Miscellaneous 


141.26 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 


Cultures 


2.00 


Schick Test 


36.37 


T. B. Tests 


26.65 


Vaccination 


75.00 


Tuberculosis: 




Board and Treatment 


1,650.00 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


421.50 


Deaths 


233.00 


Marriages 


187.00 


Inspection: 




Slaughtering 


100.00 


Plumbing 


740.00 


Animal Inspector 


193.00 



Amount carried forward 



$290,133.54 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 167 

Amount brought forward $290,133.54 

Other Expenses: 

Rabies Clinic 189.43 

Mosquito Control 300.59 

Health Nurse Supplies 

and Travel 258.05 

Disposal of Animals 74.00 

Dental Clinic, Laundry 

and Supplies 87.23 

Refuse and Garbage 29,640.00 34,955.47 45,134.06 

District Nurse 

Salary 825.00 825.00 825.00 

Sewer 

Salaries and Wages: 

Commissioners 450.00 

Engineers 8,961.22 

Clerk 193.52 9,604.74 

Other Expenses: 

Telephone 104.91 

Auto Expense 130.00 

Tools 183.58 

Gasoline and Oil 376.74 

Supplies 174.75 

Pipes and Fittings 290.32 

Insurance 77.10 

Medical 24.10 

Light and Power 2,887.08 

Flushing Sewers 300.00 

Building Repairs 264.00 

Water 13.45 

Miscellaneous 8.75 4,834.78 14,439.52 

Particular Sewer 

Supplies and Equipment 82.66 82.66 82.66 

Emergency Sewer 

Supplies and Equipment 490.92 490.92 490.92 

Brooks 

Equipment and Supplies 213.62 213.62 213.62 

Outfall Sewer 

Contractor 55,092.15 

Supplies and Equipment 116.69 55,208.84 55,208.84 

Stanley School Drain 

Supplies and Equipment 288.23 288.23 288.23 

Burpee Road Sewer 

Contractor 3,785.01 

Supplies and Equipment 175.13 3,960.14 3,960.14 

Pine Hill Sewer 

Supplies and Equipment 2,659.56 2,659.56 2,659.56 

Forest Avenue Sewer 

Supplies and Equipment 2,793.45 2,793.45 2,793.45 

Pitman Road Drain 

Supplies and Equipment 487.52 487.52 487.52 

Puritan Road Sewer 

Supplies and Equipment 13.00 13.00 13.00 

Amount carried forward $416,730.06 



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SUMMARY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION 

From Transfers Appro- Expend i- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Health Wages S 10,213.85 $ 10,178.59 § 35.26 

Health Other., S 150.47 34,805.00 34,955.47 

Distinct Nurse 825.00 825.00 

Sewer Wages 9,645.39 9,604.74 40.65 

Sewer Others 4,960.00 4,834.78 125.22 

Particular Sewer 200.00 82.66 117.34 

Emergency Sewer 1,000.00 490.92 509.08 

Brooks 300.00 213.62 86.38 

Outfall Sewer 297,399.80 55,208.84 *242, 190.96 

Suffo'k Ave. 

Sewer $ 179.50 $ 179.50 

Plymouth Ave. 

Sewer 1,500.00 1,500.00 

Brooks Terrace 

Sewer 338.74 338.74 

Stanley School 

Drain 288.23 288.23 

Burpee Rd. Sewer 6,350.00 3,960.14 2,389.86 

Pine Hill Sewer 4,400.00 2,659.56 1,452.83 * 287.61 

Forest Ave. 

Sewer 4,100.00 2,793.45 1,306.55 

Pitman Rd. Drain 1,300.00 487.52 812.48 

Puritan Rd. 

Sewer 5,500.00 13.00 5,487.00 

Rov St. Sewer .... 58.00 58.00 



S2.364.47 S10.050.47 S371.099.04 S126.596.52 S3.529.07 S253,388.39 

*To 1949 

Amount brought forward $41 6, 730. 0^ 

Highways 

Salaries and Wages: 

Surveyor 4,045.00 

Clerk ■ 240.00 

Labor 71,387.96 

Pension 183.84 75,856.80 

Other Expenses : 

Office Expense 254.50 

Telephone 131.51 

Truck Maintenance 5,340.75 

Stone, Gravel and Dust 2,825.23 

Equipment and Repairs .... 4,683.83 

Gasoline and Oil 2,342.19 

Building Repairs .* 837.18 

Hay and Grain 291.71 

Insurance 1,505.68 

Medical 252.27 

Supplies 399.56 

Light 442.37 

Water 11.65 

Asphalt 12,411.30 

Drains 273.70 

Blacksmithing 180.00 

Police 98.80 

Miscellaneous 163.00 

Snow and Ice : 

Extra Labor 10,299.30 

Trucks and Plows 13,565.87 56,310.40 132,167.20 

Lighting Streets 

Street Lights 28,289.23 

Traffic Lights 930.90 

Fire Boxes 156.00 29,376.13 29,376.13 

Highway Department Equipment 

New Equipment 9,019.31 9,019.31 9,019.31 



Amount carried forward 



$587,292.70 



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Amount brought forward $587,292.70 

Salem Street Chapter 90 

Contractor 28,489.98 28,489.98 28,489.98 

New Highway Barn 

Contractor 12,750.00 

Supplies and Equipment 14.25 

Architect 1,461.50 14,225.75 14,225.75 



Amount carried forward $630,008.43 

SUMMARY OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Highway Wages S 75.856.80 S 75,856.80 

Highway Others 56,310.40 56,310.40 

Lighting Streets 30,000.00 29,376.13 | 623.87 

Highway Equip- 
ment S9.019.31 9,019.31 

Salem Street 4,500.00 S22.218.55 7,500.00 28,489.98 *5,728.57 

Highway Barn 25,440.00 14,225.75 11,214.25 

Blaney Street 1.53 1.53 

Essex Street 22.65 22.65 



S13.543.49 S47.658.55 S169.667.20 S213.278.37 S 24.18 S17.566.69 

*To 1949 

Amount brought forward $630,008.43 

CHARITIES AND VETERANS' SERVICES 
Public Welfare 

Salaries and Wages: 

Commissioners 350.00 

Secretary 100.00 

Clerk 2,079.58 

Investigator 530.00 3,059.58 

Administration : 

Printing, Stationery 

and Postage 44.59 

Telephone 70.67 

Miscellaneous 6.95 

Relief by the Town : 

Groceries 662.32 

Fuel 256.03 

Medical 583.32 

State Institutions, Board .. 1,394.91 

Cash Aid 4,495.89 

Burials 100.00 

Board and Care 3,516.34 

Clothing 9.95 

Rent 39.00 

Relief bv Other Cities 

and Towns: 5,472.98 16,652.95 19,712.53 

Old Age Assistance 

Salaries and Wages: 

Commissioners 900.00 

Secretary 100.00 

Clerk 2,079.58 

Investigator 1,273.91 4,353.49 

Other Expenses: 

Cash Aid 56,826.77 

Aid bv Other Cities 

and Towns 2,325.36 59,152.13 63,505.62 



Amount brought forward $713,226.58 



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Amount carried forward $713,226.58 

U. S. Grant Aid to Dependent Children 

Administration : 

Investigator 155.60 155.60 

All Other: 

Cash Aid 2,905.72 2,905.72 3,061.32 

U. S. Grant Old Age Assistance 

Administration : 

Investigator 1,053.38 

Stationery and Postage 163.02 

Furniture and Fixtures .... 2.25 

Telephone 57.72 

Miscellaneous 45.85 1,322.22 

Other Expenses: 

Cash Aid 41,206.99 41,206.99 42,529.21 

Aid to Dependent Children 

£ash Aid 7,091.88 7,091.88 7,991.88 

Veterans' Services 

Salary and Wages: 

Commissioner 519.96 519.96 

Other Expenses: 

Office Expense 99.10 

Cash Aid 2..653.09 

Fuel 448.25 

Medical 496.47 

Groceries 20.04 

Telephone 67.65 

Burials 56.00 3,840.60 4,360.56 

Pensions and Compensation 

Highway 6,368.27 

Police 1,095.00 

Fire 2,893.40 

Park 1,217.94 11,574.61 11,574.61 

Workmen's Compensation 

Wattv 300.00 

Claim, Highway 670.00 970.00 970.00 



Amount ca ried forward $782,814.16 

SUMMARY OF CHARITIES AND VETERANS' SERVICES 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Welfare Wages $ 3,159.58 $ 3,059.58 $ 100.00 

Welfare Others $ 4,676.30 12,350.00 16,652.95 373.35 

O.A.A. Wages 4,453.49 4,353.49 100.00 

O.A.A. Others 59,200.00 59,152.13 47.87 

U. S. Grant 

A. D. C. Adm. $1,538.67 2,001.58 1,322.22 *2,218.03 

U. S. Grant 

O. A. A 11,997.67 37,934.88 41,206.99 *8,725.56 

U. S. Grant 

A. D. C. Adm. 156.24 46.25 155.60 * 46.S9 

U. S. Grant 

A. D. C 1,897.95 1,944.76 2,905.72 * 936.99 

Aid to Dependent 

Children 8.250.00 7,091.88 1,158.12 

Veteran's 

Services 520.00 519.96 .04 

Veteran's Services 

Others 4,980.00 3,840.60 1,139.40 

Pension & Comp 13,388.66 11,574.61 1,814.05 

Workmen's Comp 970.00 970.00 



815,590.53 S46.603.77 $107,271.73 $152,805.73 $16,660.30 

*To 1949 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 171 

Amount brought forward $782,814.16 

SCHOOLS 

General : 

Superintendents Salary .... 6,733.36 

Secretary 2,206.95 

Salary of Other Clerks 3,947.31 

Truant Officer, Nurse, 

and Census 2,476.00 15,363.62 

Administration : 

Printing, Stationery 

and Postage 392.25 

Telephone 534.75 

Traveling Expenses 212.50 

Miscellaneous 192.17 1,331.67 

Teacher's Salaries: 

High 73,087.50 

Junior High 66,698.03 

Elementary 84,980.73 

Supervisory 6,760.00 

Home 361.50 

Substitutes 1,173.50 

Baseball Coach 600.00 

Reading 600.00 234,261.26 

Text Books and Supplies: 

High Text & Reference 

Books 3,522.83 

Supplies 3,478.49 

Junior High Text and 

Reference Books 2,134.17 

Supplies 1,271.86 

Elementary Text & 

Reference Books 3,074.78 

Supplies 2,729.74 16,211.87 

Tuition: 696.40 696.40 

Football Coach: 300.00 300. 00 

Transportation : 

Junior High 900.00 900.00 

Janitors Services : 

High 14,591.45 

Junior High 3,933.82 

Elementary 13,090.43 31,615.70 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 

High 

Repairs 2,796.48 

Janitors Supplies 1,347.32 

Miscellaneous 389.63 4,533.43 

Junior High and Elementary 

Repairs 8,338.47 

Janitors Supplies 1,319.86 

Miscellaneous 389.89 10,048.22 

Fuel and Light: 

High 6,983.27 

Junior Hi~h 4,293.34 

Elementary .. 5,806.14 17,444.10 

Water: 361.35 361.35 

Furniture and Fixtures: 

High 498.10 

Junior High 373.29 

Elementary 1,033.67 1,905.06 



Amount carried forward 



$782,814.16 



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Amount brought forward $782,814.16 

Other Expenses: 

Diploma and Graduation .... 270.90 

School Physicians 400.00 

Physical Education 737.92 

Insurance 2,045.53 

Domestic Science 496.18 

Manual Training 1,137.03 

Miscellaneous 305.14 5,392.70 340,004.03 

Machon School Playground .. 1,530.61 1,530.61 1,530.61 



LIBRARY 

Salaries and Wages: 

Librarian 3,564.96 

Assistants 9,634.01 

Janitor 2,464.92 15,663.89 

Books and Periodicals: 

Books 3,386.73 

Periodicals 224.37 

Newspapers 17.80 

Binding Books 247.17 

Records 6.90 3,882.97 

Fuel and Light: 

Fuel 580.21 

Light 400.01 980.22 

Building Maintenance: 

Repairs 994.76 

Water 12.25 

Furniture and Fixtures 869.17 

Miscellaneous 91.06 1,967.24 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery, Printing 

and Postage 525.34 

Telephone 110.36 

Miscellaneous 47.09 682.79 7,513.22 

Joanna Morse Library Fund Income 

Books 76.32 76.32 76.32 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund Income 

Books 23.50 23.50 23.50 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund Income 

Books 43.63 43.63 43.63 

Amount carried forward $1,147,669.36 



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SUMMARY OF SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Schools $341,209.00 $340,004.03 $1,076.00 $ 128.97 

Travel Outside 

State 150.00 150.00 

Library Wages 15,702.00 15.663.89 38 11 

Library Others 7,800.00 7.513.22 115.00 171.78 

Joanna Morse 

Fund $ 123.32 $ 208.86 76.32 *255 86 

E. R. Whittle 

Fund 36.78 80.40 23.50 * 93.68 

M. L. Thomson 

Fund 5.29 40.20 43.63 1.86 

Machon School 

Playground 1.850.00 1.530.61 319.39 

Junior High 

School Gym 250.00 *250.00 



$ 165.39 $ 329.46 $366,961.00 8364.855.20 $1,191.00 $1,409.65 



>To 1949 



Amount brought forward $1,147,669.36 

RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 
Park 

Salaries and Wages: 

Superintendent 4,145.94 

Labor 33.203.62 

Police 576.60 37,926.16 

Administration : 

Telephone 156.58 

Printing, Stationery 

and Postage 194.49 

Use of Car 5 2 5.32 876.39 

General Expense : 

Equipment 1,922.80 

Gas & Oil 1,343.30 

Truck Maintenance 842.69 

Trees 137.10 

Fertilizer 392.40 

Materials and Supplies 2,696.97 

Building Repairs 118.83 

Insecticides 572.49 

Light 242.12 

Medical 101.58 

Water 249.95 

Equipment Hire 5.76 

Express 6.42 

Construction 330.00 

Miscellaneous 161.20 9,123.61 47,926.16 

Field House 

Contractor 41.554.60 

Equipment and Supplies 737.36 42,291.96 42,291.96 

Architect's Fees 

Architect's Fees 1,298.70 1,298.70 1,298.70 

Lawn Mower 900.00 900.00 900.00 

Phillips Park, Equipment 

& Supplies 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Park Supervisors 850.00 850.00 850.00 

Back Stop 450.00 450.00 450.00 

Steel Bleachers 504.00 504.00 504.00 



Amount carried forward 



$1,246,114.51 



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Amount brought forward $1,246,114.51 



Park Department Repairs 



Equipment and Supplies 


i 1,664.62 
300.00 


1,664.62. 


1,664.62 


Park Memorial Plaques 


300.00 


300.00 


Memorial Plaque Field House 3.80 


3.80 


3.80 




Unclassified 






Warrants Payable 1947 








Health Department 


255.91 


255.91 


255.91 


Warrants Payable 1948 






6.85 






Treasurer 


43.86 








23.75 






Town Clerk 


132.08 


- 




Police 


10.30 






Fire 


8.76 






Inspector of Buildings .... 


20.00 






Highway 


20.00 








138.70 


• 




Schools 


454.50 






Library 


330.00 






Election and Registration .... 25.81 






Water 


176.40 


1,391.01 


1,391.01 


Printing Town Reports 






Printing 


1,694.32 






Editing 


150.00 






Supplies 


24.00 
Legion Lease 


1,868.32 


1,868.32 




1,350.00 
Memorial Day 


1,350.00 


1,350.00 




29.00 








431.72 








241.00 






Band 


192.00 
Fourth of July 


893.72 


893.72 


Fireworks 


562.41 






Equipment & Supplies . 


82.80 








292.50 






Band 


258.00 
Armistice Day 


1,195.75 


1 195.71 


Armistice Day 


50.00 


50.00 


ou.uu 


Land Damages Salem Street 




Land Damages Salem Street .. 135.00 


135.00 


135.00 




Unpaid Bills 1947 








894.47 ' 
Veterans' Funerals 


894.47 


OO A A 1 


Services ■. 


17.00 






Supplies, Flowers, etc. . 


256.10 


273.10 


273.10 


Workmen's Compensation Agent 




Workmen's Compensation 








50.00 
Housing Authority 


50.00 


50.00 




131.50 






Stationery and Postage . 


59.39 






Travel 


61.95 








38.70 






Miscellaneous 


10.00 


301.54 


301.54 



Amount carried forward $1,254,517.38 



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SUMMARY OF RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Park Wages $ 37,926.16 $ 37,926.16 

Park Others 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Field House $6,000.00 36,500.00 42,291.96 *|208.04 

Architect's Fees 1,298.70 1,298.70 

Lawn Mower 900.00 900.00 

Phillips Park 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Park Supervisors 850.00 850.00 

Back Stop 450.00 450.00 

Bleachers 504.00 504.00 

Park Repairs 2,400.00 1,664.62 * 735.38 

Memorial Plaque 700.00 3.80 * 696.20 

Park Plaque 350.00 300.00 * 50.00 

Reserve Fund $12,500.00 $9,470.14 3,029.86 

Warrants 

Payable 1947 .... 318.66 255.91 62.75 

Warrants 

Payable 1948 1,720.27 1,391.01 329.26 

Town Reports 42.52 1,825.80 1,868.32 

Legion Lease 1,350.00 1,350.00 

Memorial Day 1,000.00 893.72 106.28 

Fourth of July 1,200.00 1,195.71 4.29 

Armistice Day 150.00 50.00 100.00 

Salem St. Damages 135.00 1.00 135.00 1.00 

Humphrey St. 

Damages 1.00 * 1.00 

Unpaid Bills 2,894.47 894.47 

Veterans' Funerals 1,000.00 273.10 * 726.90 

Workmen's Comp. 

Agent 50.00 50.00 

Housing Authority 1,000.00 301.54 698.46 



$6,318.66 $14,397.79 $102,351.13 $106,848.02 $9,470.14 S6.749.42 

-To 1949 

Amount brought forward $1,254,517.38 

ENTERPRISES 
Water 

Salaries and Wages: 

Commissioners 1,350.00 

Labor : 

Maintenance 22,899.31 

Meter Reading 2,294.89 

Bonus 726.67 27,270.87 

Other Expenses: 
Administration : 

Printing and Advertising 23.00 

Stationery and Postage .. 95.57 

Telephone 187.20 

Use of Car 400.00 

Recording Liens 34.81 

Meters 1,382.42 

Pipes and Fittings 262.24 

Miscellaneous 11.80 

Operating Expenses: 

Auto Expense 456.66 

Light and Power 31.20 

Gasoline and Oil 584.37 

Insurance 217.96 

Materials and Supplies .. 626.64 

Equipment and Repairs .. 146.71 

Medical 50.99 

Furniture and Fixtures .. 9.30 4,520.87 31,791.74 



Amount carried forward $1,286,309.12 



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Amount brought forward $1, 286, 309. 12 

Emergency Water 
Labor 1,960.76 

Equipment and Supplies 4,472.15 6,432.91 6,432.91 

Metropolitan Water 

Payment to State 14,964.12 14,964.12 14,964.12 

Pipes and Fittings 

Equipment 9,707.74 9,707.74 9,707.74 

Essex Street Water Main 

Equipment and Supplies 855.20 855.20 855.20 

Fire Hydrants 956.26 956.26 956.26 

Brown Road Water Main 734.65 734.65 734.65 

Cemetery 

Salaries and Wages: 

Superintendent 3,699.40 

Labor 11,246.32 14,945.72 

Other Expenses: 

Telephone 40.83 

Light 10.11 

Garage Rent 50.00 

Plants, Shrubs and Seeds .. 242.00 

Tools and Equipment 1,783.93 

Loam 500.00 

Gasoline and Oil 145.40 

Supplies 1,123.49 

Truck Maintenance 456.35 

Miscellaneous 144.83 4,496.94 19,442.66 

Lawn Mower 857.50 857.50 857.50 



Amount carried forward $1,340,260.16 

SUMMARY OF ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

From Transfers Appro- Expendi- Transfers Bal. to 

1947 To priation tures From Revenue 

Water Wages S28.882.ll $27,270.87 f$ 1,611.24 

Water Others 5,690.00 4,520.87 f 1,169.13 

Emergency Water 10,000.00 6,432.91 250.00 t 3,317.09 

Metropolitan 

Water 18,000.00 14,964.12 f 3,035.88 

Pipes & Fittings 10,000.00 9,707.74 t 292.26 

Essex St. Main .... 855.50 855.20 t .30 

Fire Hydrants .... 993.74 956.26 f 37.48 

Pine Hill Main .. 806.84 f 806.84 

Gale Road Main 823.94 573.94 * 250.00 

Rockyledge Main 1,700.31 * 1,700.31 

Brown Road Main 773.89 734.65 t 39.24 

Cemetery Wages 15,023.00 14,945.72 77.28 

Cemetery Others 4,500.00 4,496.94 3,06 

Lawn Mower 900.00 857.50 42.50 



?5, 954.22 S92.995.ll $85,742.78 $823.94 $12,382.61 

tTo Water Available Surplus 
*To 1949 

Amount brought forward $1,340,260.16 

INTEREST, MATURING DEBT AND AGENCY 

Interest : 

Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 2,196.08 

General Debt, inside limit .. 4,923.75 

Sewer Loan, outside limit .. 206.25 

School Loan, outside limit .. 2,210.00 

Interest on Refunds 2.86 9,538.94 

Interest 1949, inside limit .... 722.50 722.50 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 177 

Maturing- Debt : 

General Debt, inside limit .. 29,000.00 

Sewer Loan, outside limit .. 1,500.00 

School Loan, outside limit 13,000.00 
Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 200.000.00 243,500.00 

Field House 1949, 

inside limit 7,000.00 7,000.00 

Premiums on Bonds: 

Certification Payments 789.05 789.05 

County Taxes: 

County 52,351.35 52,351.35 

Agency : 

Payment to County for 

Dog Licenses 2,135.40 

Payments to Countv for 

T. B. Hospital 14,651.97 

Payments to Federal 

Government for With- 
holding Tax 55,077.03 71,864.40 

Trust Fund Transactions: 
E. Y. Stocker Grave 

Decoration 10.00 

Cemetery Funds, Payment 

of collections to Lots 

Fund 11,374.58 

Phillips Medal Fund 120.55 

Manuel Ross Fund 100.00 11,605.13 

Metropolitan Park Assessments: 

Charles River Basin 2.829.95 

Metropolitan Parks 6,408.63 

Metropolitan Boulevard .... 91.08 

Nantasket Beach 676.57 10,006.23 

State Auditing: 

Municipal 2,031.49 

Retirement System 49.59 2,081.08 409,458.68 

Refunds: 

1947 Real Estate 277.94 

1948 Real Estate 1,306.25 

1948 Personal 38.00 

1947 Excise 80.64 

1948 Excise 1,337.32 

Water Rates 38.30 

1948 Water Liens 16.95 

Miscellaneous 174.66 3,270.06 

Checks Returned and Deducted from Expenditures: 

Treasury 28.60 

Collector of Taxes 235.60 

Pitman Road Drain 8.03 

Old Age Assistance 106.67 

U. S. Grant Old Age 

Assistance 57.90 

Veterans' Services 54.00 

Library 6.40 

Park 135.14 

Memorial Dav 52.60 684.94 3,955.00 



Total Expenditures $1,753,673.84 

Balance January 1, 1949 759,428.88 



$2,513,102.72 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 
Balance as of December 31, 1948 



Cash 759,428.88 

Petty Cash 230.00 

Warrants Payable '49 2,721.10 

Warrants Payable '47 62.75 



Accounts Receivable 

1947 Poll 234.00 

1947 Personal 157.50 

1947 Real Estate 2,306.26 

1948 Poll 970.00 

1948 Personal 1,823.67 

1948 Real Estate 48,124.20 

1947 Excise 314.50 

1948 Excise 2,563.03 

Unapportioned Sewers 524.63 

1947 Sewer 211.31 

1948 Sewer 1,389.21 

Unapportioned Sidewalks 601.40 

1948 Sidewalks i 22.33 

1947 Committed Interest 10.57 

1948 Committed Interest 77.38 

Tax Titles 12,573.48 

Tax Possessions 2,254.40 

Special Tax 1,023.82 

D. A. R. Selectmen 20.00 

Health 86.00 

Aid to Dependent Children .. 1,119.42 

O.A.A. Cities 49.60 

" Veterans' Services 455.90 

Schools 33.75 

Parks 122.40 

Cemetery 12.00 

Water Rates 3,543.05 

Water Services 1,313.47 

Liens to 1947 37.20 

Liens to 1948 230.05 

1947 Overlay 5,778.12 

1948 Overlay 10,809.87 

Overlay Reserve 1,969.33 

Petty Cash Reserve 230.00 

Water Available Surplus 41,384.80 

Morse Fund 255.86 

Thomson Fund 1.86 

Whittle Fund 93.68 

State & County Highway 8,718.55 

State & County Highway Reserve 8,718.55 

Charles River 631.74 

Reservation 1,215.86 

Nantasket 94.56 

County Tax 4,129.55 

T. B. Hospital 2,104.44 



Balance carried forward $858,758.11 $72,025.92 



1948] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 179 

Amount brought forward $858,758.11 $72,025.92 

Withholding Tax 5,440.61 

Tailings 90.38 

Temporary Loans 300,000.00 

Excise Revenue 2,877.53 

Special Asst. Revenue 2,836.83 

Tax Title Revenue 12,573.48 

Tax Possession Revenue 2,254.40 

Departmental Revenue 1,887.07 

Water Revenue 5,123.77 

Cemeterv Revenue 12.00 

Special Tax Revenue 1,023.82 

Surplus Revenue 181,767.27 

Bond Premiums 416.63 

Real Estate Disposal 154.00 

Tax Title Foreclosure Acct. 300.00 

Police Car 200.00 

Police Uniforms 2.70 

Police Telephone ' 393.28 

Phillips Beach Engine House 92.29 

Fire Uniforms 9.75 

Vapotester 1.34 

Central Fire Station Repairs 13.00 

Outfall Sewer 242,190.96 

Pine Hill Sewer 287.61 

Salem Street 5,728.57 

Highwav Barn 11,214.25 

U. S. Grant O. A. A. Admin 2,218.03 

U. S. Grant O. A. A 8,725.56 

U. S. Grant A. D. C. Admin 46.89 

U. S. Grant A. D. C 936.99 

Machon Playground 319.39 

Junior High Gymnasium 250.00 

Field House 208.04 

Park Repairs 735.38 

Memorial Plaques 696.20 

Park Plaques 50.00 

Land Damages Humphrey Street 1.00 

Veterans' Funerals 726.90 

Housing Authority 698.46 

Gale Water Main 250.00 

Rockyledge Water Main 1.700.31 

Interest 1949 722.50 

Maturing Debt 1949 7,000.00 



$866,480.61 $866,480.61 



I. MURRAY ADAMS, 

Town Accountant. 



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Town Warrant 



MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1949 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said County: 
GREETING: 

• In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamps-cott qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their respective 
precincts, in said Swampscott, to wit — 

In Precinct One — Polling Place — Machon School on Burpee Road. 
In Precinct Two — Polling Place — Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 217 
Burrill Street. 

In Precinct Three — Polling Place — Town Hall on Burrill Street. 
In Precinct Four — Polling Place — Clark School, adjoining Abbott 
Park. 

In Precinct Five — Polling Place — Odd Fellows Hall, 115 Elmwood 
Road. 

In Precinct Six — Polling Place — Hadley School on Redington Street. 
In Precinct Seven — Polling Place — Essex Oil Filling Station, 638 

Humphrey Street. 
In Precinct Eight — Polling Place — Phillips Beach Fire Engine 

House, Phillips Avenue. 

On Monday, the twenty-first day of March, 1949, at seven (7) 
o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

At the close of the election the meeting will adjourn to Tuesday, 
the twenty-ninth day of March, 1949, at 7:45 P.M., at the Hadley 
Junior High School. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for on# (1) 
year. 

To choose a Town Clerk for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three (3) 

years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for two (2) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Park Commission for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the School Committee for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the Publie 

Library for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 
years. 



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To choose three constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Planning Board for five (5) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of Trust 

Funds for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of Trust 

Funds for two (2) years. 
To choose four members of the Swampscott Housing Authority. 
To choose eight (8) representative Town Meeting Members in 

each precinct for three (3) years. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member in 

Precinct One for one (1) year. 
To choose two (2) representative Town Meeting Members in 

Precinct Two for one (1) year. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member in 

Precinct Three for one (1) year. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member in 

Precinct Four for one (1) year. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member in 

Precinct Five for one (1) year. 
To choose two (2) representative Town Meeting Members in 

Precinct Six for two (2) years. 
To choose one (1) representative Town Meeting Member in 

Precinct Eight for one (1) year. 

And to vote on the following question: 



Shall Chapter 588 of the Acts of 1948 entitled "An ! YES 1 | 
Act Authorizing Increases of the Amounts of Pensions 
payable to certain former public employees who have ! NO 1 1 
been retired and to beneficiaries of certain retired 
public employees" be accepted ? 

All to be voted by ballot. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, boards 
and committees. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from 
time to time, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year be- 
ginning January 1, 1950 and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for 
a period of less than one year, in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 
44, General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, as con- 
tained in the reports of officers, boards or committees. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditures of 
money, and creation of a debt, or the disposition of town property, as 
set forth in the report of officers, boards or committees. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to make permanent the 
five dollar a week cost of living bonus granted to all full time em- 



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ployees in 1948 and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by The Town Departments and 
Employees. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to pay a cost of living bonus of six dollars a week to each full 
time employee of the various departments of the town and appropriate 
the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 

Sponsored by The Town Departments and Employees. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to increase the salaries 
of all full time employees, including full time elected officers and ex- 
cluding school teachers therefrom, in the amount of $400.00 per year 
and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action 
relative thereto as petitioned for by Eli A. Cohen et al. 

Article 9. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses, as 
listed in the budget in the Selectmen's report of the annual town re- 
port for the year 1948. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 10. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of elected town officials for the ensuing year. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 11. To see if the town will authorize the Bureau of Old 
Age Assistance to appoint one of its own members as agent and in- 
vestigating officer and fix the salary of such appointee at $2,529.67 
as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). 
Sponsored by the Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Public 
Welfare to appoint one of its own members as agent and investigating 
officer and fix the salary of such appointee at $520.00, as provided by 
Chapter 41, Section 4A, of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by 
the Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 13. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Asses- 
sors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board each, 
to appoint a member of such boards to act as secretary thereof and 
receive pay therefor, as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A of the 
General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by the Board of Assessors, the 
Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to the account of unpaid bills for the purpose of settling all 
bills contracted prior to January 1, 1949 and remaining unpaid at the 
time of the closing of the town's books for the year 1948 according to 
the records of the Town Accountant. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 15. To see what action the town will take on the purchase 
of an automobile to be used as a patrol car for the Police Department 
and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and Chief of 
Police. 

Article 16. To see what action the town will take on the purchase 
of a motorcycle to be used by the Police Department and appropriate 
the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and Chief of Police. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to construct a building at 
the Cemetery for the purpose of providing a garage, storage space, 



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office, and public toilet facilities for the Cemetery Department and 
appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and Superintendent of 
Cemetery. 

Article 18. To see what action the town will take relative to the 
purchase of voting booths, tables, chairs, lighting fixtures and railings 
to replace and supplement the inadequate equipment now in use in 
the conduct of elections and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Town 
Clerk. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Park Commissioners to purchase one 4-WD Chassis and Cab to re- 
place the 1940 % ton Dump Truck now in use and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Park Commissioners to purchase topsoil seed and fertilizer to bring 
to finished grades additional playing space at Phillips Park and to 
appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to contruct two culverts 
at Fisherman's Beach and appropriate the necessary money therefor 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Pitman Road for a distance of approximately five hundred fifty (550) 
feet, taking the necessary easements and appropriate money for the 
same. Sponsored by the Water & Sewerage Board and Board of Health. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Blodgett Avenue for a distance of approximately one thousand one 
hundred fifty (1150) feet, and appropriate the necessary money there- 
for or take any action relative thereto and authorize the Water and 
Sewerage Board to take the necessary easements. Sponsored by the 
Water and Sewerage Board and Board of Health. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in the 
State Road for the approximate sum of $7000.00 and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board and Board of Health. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer in 
Smith Lane for a distance of approximately one hundred sixty (160) 
feet, and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to construct drains in Bur- 
rill Street for a distance of approximately seven hundred sixty (760) 
feet and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board and 
the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to construct a drain in 
King's Beach Terrace for a distance of approximately one hundred 
thirty (130) feet and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Petitioned for by A. A. Sales et al. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to construct a drain in 
Jessie Street for a distance of approximately six hundred fifty (650) 



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feet and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to purchase a new car for 
the Surveyor of Highways and authorize the Surveyor of Highways 
to trade or sell the present car and appropriate the necessary money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Sur- 
veyor of Highways. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to purchase a new four 
wheel drive jeep for the Surveyor of Highways and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 31. To see if the the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to purchase or take by right of eminent domain for 
public school purposes, and appropriate money for the same, a certain 
parcel of land with the buildings thereon, bounded and described as 
follows : 

Beginning at a point on the Northerly line of Redington 
Street, said point being the Southeast corner of the Hadley 
School Lot; thence Northwesterly for a distance of about two 
hundred forty-nine feet to the Southerly side of Elmwood 
Road; thence Easterly by a curved line along the Southerly 
side of Elmwood Road about one hundred thirty-two and fifty 
hundredths feet; thence Southeasterly about ninety-three 
feet; then Southwest about fifty-four and fifty hundredths 
feet; thence Southeast about one hundred fifty- three feet, to 
the Northerly line of Redington Street; thence Southwest 
along the Northerly line of Redington Street about seventy- 
one and fifty hundredths feet to the point of beginning. 
Sponsored by the Hadley School Gymnasium Committee and the 
School Committee. 

Article 32. To see if the town will authorize the continuance of 
the Committee which has investigated the cost of erecting a gymna- 
sium for the Junior High School, or the appointment of a new Com- 
mittee of five citizens to be named by the Moderator, and instruct 
this Committee to contract with an architect to make plans and work- 
ing drawings sufficient for securing a firm bid for constructing such 
a gymnasium, and appropriate the sum of $12,000 therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Hadley ISchool 
Gymnasium Committee and the School Committee. 

Article 33. To see if the town will authorize the Moderator to ap- 
point a Committee of five citizens, two of whom shall be members 
of the School Committee, to contract with an architect to make studies 
and plans to remodel or rebuild or enlarge the Clarke School, and ap- 
propriate the sum of $10,000 therefor or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the School Committee. 

Article 34. To see if the town will appropriate $3500 to be 
expended by the Planning Board for maps, surveys, studies and per- 
sonal assistance for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 
Chapter 340 of the Acts of 1947. Sponsored by the Planning Board. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to adopt the following 
amendment to the Town By-Laws to govern the hours of labor of 
the permanent members of the Fire Department: 

Article IX-A. The hours of duty of the permanent mem- 
bers of the uniformed fire fighting force in the Town of 
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may be summoned and kept on duty because of fire or con- 
flagration shall not exceed sixty-three in number per week 
over an eight week period. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and petitioned 
for by Lawrence A. Sager et al. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to purchase an automobile 
to be used by the Chief of the Fire Department and appropriate the 
necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Fire Engineers to complete the repairs to the Phillips Beach Engine 
House and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of 
$1250 and authorize the Water Department to replace and repair the 
draft post on Windsor Avenue at Foster's Dam and to install a draft 
post on Carson Terrace near Foster's Dam on town owned property. 
Sponsored by the Upper Swampscott Improvement Association and 
approved by the Chief of the Fire Department, the Board of Fire 
Engineers and the Water Department. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Moderator 
to appoint a committee to investigate the advisability of celebrating 
the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of 
Swampscott as a town in 1852, to report back to the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1950. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to resurface Redington 
Street from Rockland Street to the junction of Greenwood Avenue 
and Forest Avenue and appropriate the necessary money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by Frederick P. 
Barker et al. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to resurface Forest 
Avenue from the junction of Greenwood Avenue and Redington Street 
to Magnolia Road and appropriate the necessary money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by Frederick P. 
Barker et al. 

Article 42. To see if the town will install sidewalks on the easterly 
side of Magnolia Road from Forest Avenue to Arbutus Road and ap- 
propriate the necessary money therefore or take any action relative 
thereto, as petitioned for by Frederick P. Barker et al. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to be used in conjunction with money appropriated by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of Essex for the 
repair or construction of highways as provided by Chapter 90 of 
the General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the proper observance of the Fourth of July and appropri- 
ate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the proper observance of Memorial Day and appropri- 
ate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 46. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money for the proper observance of Armistice Day and appropri- 
ate the necessary money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to accept Bradlee Avenue 
from Phillips Avenue to Ocean Avenue as a public way, as laid out by 
the Selectmen in accordance with the plans drawn by Howard L. 
Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that all abutters sign the neces- 
sary waivers. Petitioned for by Emma C. Newman et al. 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to accept Cutting Road as 
a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the plans 
drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that all 
abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Emma C. New- 
man et al. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to accept Brown Road as 
a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the plans 
drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that all 
abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Malcolm 
Thomson et al. 

Article 50. To see if the town will vote to accept Forest Avenue 
for about 380 feet from the westerly boundary of the Whitney Estate 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Elizabeth 
S. Lodge et al. 

Article 51. To see if the town will vote to accept Charles Road 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Charles A. 
Woodbury et al. m 

Article 52. To see if the town will vote to accept Shepard Avenue 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Charles 
E. Donovan et al. 

Article 53. To see if the town will vote to accept Cardillo Terrace 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Joseph 
Cardillo et al. 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to accept Blodgett Avenue 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L, Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Emma C. 

Newman et al. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to accept that portion of 
Hawthorne Road and a portion of Estabrook Road not now accepted 
as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with the 
plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, on condition that 
all abutters sign the necessary waivers. Petitioned for by Fred S. 
Brennan et al. 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to accept Commonwealth 
Avenue as a public way, as laid out by the Selectmen in accordance 
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proper waivers are signed by all abutting owners and provided further 
that all abutters release the town from all future liability which may 
arise out of the acceptance of this street. Petitioned for by Ida 
Goldberg et al. 

Article 57. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law as follows: 

(a) By striking out Atricle IV, section 3, sub-section 
5 and substituting therefor the following sub-section with 
the same numbering: Article IV, section 3, sub-section 5. 

The requirements of the "Table of Height and Area 
Regulations and the Front, Side and Rear Yard Regulations" 
referred to in Article IV, section 1, shall not apply to lots of 
of less than the required area for the district in which they 
are located, provided such lots have been duly described by 
deed recorded with the Registry of Deeds or have been shown 
on a plan recorded with the Registry of Deeds or assessed as 
separate parcels prior to the date of the passage of this by- 
law. Buildings on said lot shall conform to Article IV, section 
4, sub-sections a and b of these by-laws and to Article III, 
section 3 of the Building By-Laws of the town. 

(b) By striking out the word "twenty" as it appears in 
the next to the last sentence of Article VI, section 6, sub- 
section 2 of the Zoning By-Laws and substituting therefor 
the word "ten" so that the said Article VI, section 6, sub- 
section 2, shall read as follows: 

The Planning Board, upon the request in writing of not 
less than ten registered voters of the Town shall, or upon its 
own initiative may, hold a public hearing for the considera- 
tion of any proposed amendment, modification or repeal of 
this by-law and shall report to the Town Meeting its recom- 
mendations with respect to the action to be taken thereon. 
Notice of such hearing shall be given by an official publi- 
cation or by publication in a newspaper of general circulation 
in the Town, the first publication to be not less than ten 
days before the date assigned for the hearing. 

(c) By amending the "Official Zoning Map of the Town 
of Swampscott" dated March 1, 1948 by including the fol- 
lowing described area in the residence Al district: 

Beginning at Beach Lane two hundred feet back from 
the westerly line of Puritan Road or at the rear of lots 
abutting on the westerly side of Puritan Road, whichever is 
less, and running easterly by Puritan Road to the center of 
Humphrey Street, thence northerly following the center line 
of Humphrey Street to the right of way of the Boston & 
Maine Railroad at the Phillips Beach railroad station, thence 
northeasterly by said railroad right of way to the Marblehead 
line. All land lying between this boundary and the Atlantic 
Ocean is hereby included in the residence Al district with the 
exception of the property now shown as residence A3 on the 
said zoning map, located between Atlantic Avenue and the 
ocean at or near the Marblehead line. Sponsored by the 
Planning Board. 

Article 58. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Laws by inserting the words "theater" and moving picture 
house" in Section 4, Sub-section 2, so as to read: "2. Retail store, 



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personal service establishment, hotel, restaurant, theater, moving- 
picture house, refreshment stand, bank, office, studio, or funeral 
home, provided permission is obtained from the Board of Appeals 
as provided in Article 6, Section 5," or take any other action thereon 
as petitioned for by Francis L. Smith et al. 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to extend the "Business 
B-l" retail district to include all of the premises bounded and de- 
scribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point at the Northeasterly corner of 
Humphrey Street and Greenwood Avenue, Swampscott, 
thense running Easterly on said Humphrey Street to Cedar 
Hill Terrace; thence turning and running Northerly on said 
Cedar Hill Terrace to land of Helen W. Jaques; thence turn- 
ing and running Westerly on land of said Helen W. Jaques, 
land of Horace H. Phillips and Harry S. Phillips, Trustees, 
land of Eugene L. Mann and Cecile Mann, and land of Ken- 
neth E. Post and Marjorie Post to Bay View Terrace; thence; 
running Westerly again on said Bay View Terrace to 
Greenwood Avenue; thence turning and running Southerly 
in a curved line on said Greenwood Avenue to said Humphrey 
Street and the point of beginning; 

And being the same premises delineated in red on the 
Zoning Map of the Town of Swampscott dated March 1, 
1948, which is hereto attached; or take any other action 
thereon as petitioned for by Francis L. Smith et al. 

Article 60. To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter 7, 
Section 6 of the By-Laws entitled "Engineering Department" by 
adding the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph 
thereof: "The Town Engineer shall furnish the Surveyor of High- 
ways with proper lines and grades whenever public ways or sidewalks 
are being constructed or repaired and the Surveyor of Highways 
shall follow the lines and grades so furnished in the constructing and 
repairing said public ways and sidewalks." Sponsored by the Board 
of Selectmen and Town Engineer. 

Article 61. To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter XI, 
Article II, section 1 of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott by 
adding at the end of said section 1 the following paragraph: 

Upon completion of the foundation, the person or per- 
sons holding a building permit shall submit a certificate to 
the. Building Inspector, prepared by a Registered Land Sur- 
veyor, certifying that the location of the foundation complies 
with the existing Zoning Laws and Building Laws of the 
Town of Swampscott. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen 
and Building Inspector. 

Article 62. To see if the town will vote to amend chapter V, 

section 1, of the By-Laws by striking out the word "$500" where- 
ever the same appears in said section and substituting therefor $750 
so as to read as follows: 

Section 1. No contract for construction work or for the 
purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials whether for re- 
pairs or original construction, the estimated cost of which 
amounts to $750 or more, except in cases of special emergency 
involving the health or safety of the people or their property, 
shall be awarded unless proposals for the same have been in- 
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a general circulation in the town once a week for at least 
two weeks, the last publication to be at least two days before 
the time specified for the opening of bids. Such advertise- 
ments shall state the time and place where plans and specifi- 
cations of proposed work or supplies may be had and the 
time and place for opening the proposals in answer to said 
advertisements and shall reserve to the town the right to 
reject any and all proposals. All such proposals shall be 
opened in public. No bill or Contract shall be split or divided 
for the purpose of evading any provision of this chapter. All 
such bids shall be accompanied by a certified check for an 
amount equal to not less than five per cent of the amount of 
the bid, but in no case less than the sum of one hundred 
dollars, which shall become the property to the town as 
liquidated damages on failure of the bidder to sign a con- 
tract within seven days after notice of the acceptance of his 
bid, or other default. All bids shall be publicly opened in the 
presence of the body having the matter in charge, and the 
contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, 
subject to the foregoing reservations. Upon the acceptance 
of the bid, the certified check accompanying the same shall 
be retained until a bond is filed as hereinafter provided, 
when it shall be returned to the respective bidders when the 
contract is awarded. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 63. To see if the town will vote to establish a plan class- 
ifying any or all positions other than those filled by popular election 
and those under the direction of the School Committee, into groups 
and classes having substantially equal responsibilities and establish 
minimum and maximum salaries to be paid to employees in positions 
so classified as provided for by General Laws, chapter 41, section 
108A. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 64. To see if the town will vote to appoint a committee to 
study the problem of Beach Rights in the various beaches of the 
town to report back to the next Annual Town Meeting. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 65. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the Land Court to register title to the land 
located at the easterly end of Fisherman's Beach more particularly 
described in a Plan of Land in Swampscott dated August 20, 1948, 
Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, containing 18,250 square feet 
of land and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 66. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Select- 
men to purchase or take by eminent domain for the purpose of 
widening a public way certain land located on the southeasterly 
corner of Walker and Paradise Roads shown on a plan dated January 
25, 1949 entitled "Town of Swampscott Proposed Widening Inter- 
section of Paradise and Walker Roads, Howard L. Hamill, Town 
Engineer," and appropriate the necessary money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 67. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Moder- 
ator to appoint a committee consisting of a member of the Board of 
Selectmen, a member of the Finance Committee, an elected town 
official and two members of the representative town meeting to study 
the Town Manager form of government and report to the next Annual 
Town Meeting. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 68. To see if the town, subject to legislative approval, 
will appropriate the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for a 
scholarship fund for a memorial to the veterans of World War II or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by World War II Me- 
morial Committee and the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 69. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money necessary to pay firemen and policemen who were added to 
the fire and police departments in 1946 and 1947 for back pay due 
them which they did not receive by reason of a change in the method 
of payment of wages. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and 
Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 70. To see if the town will vote to accept Section 85E of 
Chapter 32 of the General Laws as inserted by Chapter 576 of the 
Acts of 1946, which provides for the retirement of permanent mem- 
bers of the Police and Fire Departments on attaining the age of 
sixty-five years as petitioned for by Francis H. Maitland et al. 

Article 71. To see if the town will vote to transfer the property 
herein described now owned by the town to the Park Department 
to be used as a road way to enter the rear of Jackson Park, bounded 
and described as follows: 

Westerly by Foster Road seventy-seven and 02/100 
(77.02) feet; southwesterly by a way, on a curved line having 
a radius of ten (10) feet, a distance of twenty-one and 97/100 
(21.97) feet; southeasterly by said way seventy-nine and 
80/100 (79.80) feet; northeasterly by land of the Town of 
Swampscott sixty-seven and 82/100 (67.82) feet; northwester- 
ly by lot number 608 as shown on said plan forty-four and 
78/100 (44.78) feet. Containing 5283 square feet of land. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 72. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to grant easements for the location, installation and 
maintenance of public utility services and installations within private 
ways in which the Town may have any right, title or interest, either 
as the result of the town's having acquired real estate abutting such 
ways in or following proceedings to foreclose tax titles. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 73. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell or otherwise dispose of Real Estate now or 
hereafter owned by the town and acquired through foreclosure or 
purchased under General Laws (Ter.Ed.), Chapter 60, as amended 
for non-payment of taxes and appropriate a sum of money therefor, 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 74. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund of the town to the account of Current 
Revenue such sum of money as the Board of Assessors may deem 
advisable, said sum to be used and applied by the Board of Assessors 
in reduction of the tax levy, or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 75. To see what action the town will take on the matter 
of transferring certain unexpended balances, as shown on the books 
of the Town Accountant as of December 31, 1948, to the Excess and 
Deficiency Fund, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
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Article 76. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise, 
under any general or special law which authorizes the town to raise 
money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as 
may be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the 
foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at. the Town Administration Building, at the 
Post Office, and in at least two public and conspicuous places in each 
precinct in the town and at or in the immediate vicinity of each 
railroad station in the town, not less than seven days before the day 
appointed for said meeting. 

The polls will close at 7:00 P.M. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of February, A. D., 
1949. 

EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
KENNETH W. ULMAN, 
ROGER J. CONNELL. 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy, Attest: 



LEONARD H. BATES, Constable. 



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Breed, Harlan P., Jr. 
Breed, James A., Jr. 
Breed, John B. 
Breed, Richard P., J 
Breed, Robert W. 



Broadwell, Robert E. 
BruciiKT, Edward 
Brodenck, Elizabeth 
Broderick, John H., Jr. 
Brown, Chester P. 
Brown, David I. 
Brown, Everett L. 
Brown, Frederick P. 
Brown, Ralph A. 
Brown, Richard J. 
Brown, Richard M. 
Brown, Robert S. 
p.n.ur.. Robert W. 
Brown, Wilbur R. 
Brown, William D. 
BrouiK-ii. Frank A. E. 
Bruley, Philip J. 
Bubier, Frederick H. 
Buchanan, James W., Jr, 
Buck, George H. 
Buckley, Arthur J. 
Buckley, Frederick O. 



Bufalino, Henry F. 
Bufalino, Louis C. 
Buonanduci, Anthony 



Burdett, Dean U. 
Burdett, John D. 
Burdett, Robert M. 
Burdwood, Elizabeth 
Burgess, Richard M. 
Burkart, Carl W. 
Burkart, John F. 
Burkart, Lillian 
. Burkart, Phyllis A. 

Far A' Philip J. 
Burke, Walter E. 
Burke, Willard F. 
Burnett, John T. 
Burnett, William E. 
Burnham, Irwin W. 
Burrell, John W. 
Burt, Arthur F. 
Burt, John J. 
Bvrne, Francis P. 
Byrne, Robert G. 



LaiTei;y, James R. 
Cahill, John T. 
Cahill, Thomas J. 
Cahoon, Donald C. 
Cahoon. Francis M. 
Caine, John F., Jr. 
Calabrese, Joseph L. 
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Calderan, Erminio 
Calef, Ralph T. 

■ Doru-.n\ E. 

Callahan, Frank J. 
Callahan, John C, Jr. 
Calvert, William J. 



Capadaqua, Alfred A. 
Capadaqua, Armand 
Capozzi, Anthony 
Cappuccio, Lawrence M. 
Caprone, Maurice C. 
Caputo, Frank P. 
Caputo, Michael P. 
Caputo, Rocco 
Cardi'.io, Joseph 
Cardinal, Frank L. 
Cardinal, Louis C. 
Carey, Francis D. 
i ar.jy, Norbert K. 
Carl in, Robert 
Carlin, William J. 
Carlyn, Benjamin M. 
Carroll, Rita K. 
Carroll, William L. 
Carson, Ernest T. 
Carter, Richard F. 
Casey, Gerald V. 

Caswell. Francis H. 
Caton, Robert E. 
Cerica, Ralph J. 
Cerone, Ovid M. 
Cesarone, Carmillo C. 
rhadv^e!!. Kenneth J. 
ChaisBon, Francis R. 
Chaisson, John R. 
Chaisson, Paul W. 
Chambers, Robert A. 
Champion, Donald R. 
Champion, Eugene F. 
Champion, James E. 



Chorover, Ann 
Chorover, Hyman 
Cipollone, Richard 
Cirenza, Ralph 



CLarK, ^ardell H., Jr 
Clarke, Paul E. 
Clarke, Warren H. 
Coan, Garrett H. 
Coan, Henry W. 
Coan, James M. 
Coan, Peter G. 
Cobb, Donald B. 
Codwise, Maxmillian I 
Cogger, Francis H. 



Collier. Arthur J. 
Colton, Charles A. 

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Conlin, Gladys C. 
Connell, Edward J. 
Connell, James R. 
Connell, Roger E. 
Connelly, Arthur F. 
Connelly, Raymond J. 
Connolly, Gregory P., 3rd 
Connolly, Stephen J., 3rd. 



Coraine, Michael J. 
Coraine, Natale 
Corcoran, Thomas P. 
Cornel], John R., Jr. 

Corrado, Armand 
Corrado, John A. 
Corso, John P. 
Cosman, Frederick M. 
Costantini, Antonio 
Costanum. BalUla 
Costantini, Dario 
Costin, John P., Sr. 
Costin, John P., Jr. 
Cotton, Barbara 
Coughlin, John C, Jr. 
Coughlin, Joseph F. 
Coughlin, Marion E. 
Coughlin, Sarah L. 
Coulombe, Armand J. 
Courtney, Newton S. 
Cox, Richard P. 
Coyle, Charles L., Jr. 
Crabtree, Henry E., Jr. 
Craft, Homer J., Jr. 
Craig, George P. 
Craig, William F. 
Crocker, Denton W. 
Cronk, Muriel J. 
Cropley, John H., Jr. 
Crosby, William C. 
Crozier, George L. 
Cuddy, Charles R. 
Cullen, Claude P., Jr. 
Cummings, Richard S. 
Cummins, James D., Jr. 
Cunningham, Robert L, 
Cunningham, Walter E. 



D'Agnese, Charles 
D'Agnese, Felix 
D'Agnese, Mariano 
D'Agnese, Philip 
D'Agnese, Ralph J. 



Dallas, James L. 
Dalton, Roy E. 
Daly, James H., Jr. 
Parn-k, , Robert P. 
Dance, Walter D. 
Darling, Nelson J., Jr 
Pa*, kl.-on, John H. 
Davis, Alson F. 
Davis, Harry G. 



Davis, Roderick < 
Day, Bradford M. 
Day, Channing M. 
Day, Walter A. 
DeBarry, Clinton 0. 

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Joseph D. 



DePaolo, John E. 

Leschenes, Homer J. 

Deveney, James C. 
K'vme. Kaymond E. 
Pewit, Roland N. 
Peviu. Thomas S. 
Devlin. William B. 
Dexter, Pardon V. Jr. 
DiArcipreti, Nicholas . 
DiArcipreti, Rocco J. 



Pickers. >n, Kenneth J. 
Didio, John 
Dilisio, Anthony 
Dilisio, John A. 
Dilisio, Nicholas 
Dilisio, Ralph 
Dillon, Thomas E. 
Dinan, John R. 
DiPietro, Anthony, Jr. 
DiPietro, Raymond 
Doane, Albert G. 
Doane, David G. 
Doane, Emery L. 
Doane, Joseph H. 



Dobrusin, Bernard 
Doda, Frank C. 
Dodge, Leonard A. 
Dodge, Ralph 



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Dononuc. Martin H., Jr 
Donovan, Daniel 
Donovan, James E., J: 
Donovan, Richard H. 
Dorman, Donald W. 
Dorman, Richard W. 
Dorman, William E., Jr. 
Doty, Charles 
Duty. : i ouglao M. 
Doty, Lawrence G. 
Doucet, Nil J. 
Doughty, Frederick W. 
; 'ouyruy, Harold C. 
Douglass, Charles H., Jr. 
Dow, Gertrude 
Dow, Henry C. 
Dow, Karen 
Dow, Robert G. 
Downes, George B. 
Downes, Myles J. 
Dovl*. Philip E. 
Dozier, Paul G. 
Dress, Leon 
Drew, Franklin H. 
Drouin, Rene J. 
Drummond, Maurice F. 
Duffy, George W. 
Duffy, Helen L. 
Dullea, Charles H. W. 
Du:>\ William A. 
Dunbrack, John E. 
Duncan, John R. 
Dunham, George J., Jr. 
Dunham, Russell C. 
Dunn, Paul T. 
Dunphv, Warren C, Jr. 
Duratti, Alfred J. 
Duratti, Leonard J. 
Durkee, Allen B. 
Durkee, Donald D. 
Durkee, Leon C. 

Raymond J. 



Edmund-, Frank W-, Jr. 
Eigner, Robert H. 
Eiseman, Albert, 2nd 
Eiseman, Charles W. 
Ellis, Harlan N. 
Ellis, Herbert C. 
Ellison, Herbert L. 
Emerson, William H. 
Emmanuel, George N. 
Epps, Richard B. 
Friekson, Josiah M. 
Esposito, George W. 
Esposito, Warren E. 



Fallman, Justin 
Faltraan, Melvin 
Fallon, Robert D 
Fallon. Samuel S 



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Eurbei, Irving L. 
Farber, Martin 
Farber, Mitchell 
Farnum, Myra J. 
Farreli, Herbert L. 

Faulkner, King 
Feeny, Gerard P. 
1- eenv, Harold L., Jr. 
Feola, Ralph D. 
Ferguson, Robert G. 
Findley, Gerald V. 
Fine, George H. 
Finnegan, John A. 
Kinnigiin, Donald_E. 
Finnigan, Ja 
Kinnigan, John W. 
Fiore, Gabriel J., Jr. 
Fiore, Joseph G. 
Fish, Don K. 
Fitzpatrick, James J. 
Fitzpatru-k, John V. 
Fletcher. Eugene C. 
Fleuriel, Andre C. 
Floro, Ralph E. 
Flynn, Edward F., Jr. 
Foley, Hubert H. 
Folger, John H. 
F.iltrer. Philip M. 
Folsom, Allan G. 
Foody, Edmund J. 
Forbes, Stanley D., Jr. 
Frame. Alexander B., Jr. 
Frazier, Herbert F., Jr. 
Frechette, Earl F. 
Freedman, Eli 
Freeto. Clyde E. 
Freni, Dom R. 
Friberg, Robert P. 
Friberg, William B. 



Gerard A. 
ikt^n". Pohert R- 
Gagne, William J. 
i iagnon. Joseph W. 
Galardi, Mateo 
Gallup i harl -1 
Gallo, Alphonse J. 
Gallo, James J. 
Gallo, John 
Gallo, Joseph J! 
Gallo, Louis P. 
Gallo, Nicholas 
Gambale, Alfonso 
Gambale, James 
Gambale, John 
Gambale, Pasquale 
Gambale, Robert M. 
Gannon, Cyril J. 



Garofalo, Felix A. 
Gay, Ernest L. 
Gendron, Ernest J. 
Gendron, Wallace R. 
George, Willis R. 
< ... rber. Bernard 
Gifford, Harry C. 
Gillen, Edward D. 
Gillen, Robert A. 
Given, Kenneth R. 
Given, Norman D. 
Gleason, John E. 
Gleason, Leo F., Jr. 
Glosband, Benjamin A. 
Gluck, Leo 
Gnguen, Maxine 
Goldberg, Edward L. 
Goldman, Harris L. 
Goldman, Martin C. 
Goldman, Robert S. 
Goldsmith, Ernest G. 
Goldsmith, Paul H. 
Goodrich, William A. 
Good-tein, Harold 
Goodwin, Ernest R. 
Goodwin, Harold M. 
Goodwin. Warren 
Gordon, Clyde M., Jr. 
Goss, Donald D. 
Goss, Richard J. 
Gough, Irving F. 
Gould, Arthur W. B. 
Gould, George L. 
Gowell, Richard 
Gowell. Robert L. 
Gowell, William H., Jr 
Grace, Richard E. 
Grace. William J. 
Graham, Philip A. 
Graham, Philip T. 



Granese, Pasquale J. 
Grant, Alexander L., Jr 
Green, Charles L. 
Green, Charlotte B. 
Green, Dan T. 
Green, Leonard J. 
Green, Wilbur E. 
Greene, Freeman W. 
Greene, Harvey S. 
Grenier, Albert 1». 



Groom, Elizabeth P. 
Grossman, Burnell 
Gustavsen, Harry G. 
Gustavsen, Ivar 0. 
Gustavsen, Walter A, 



Hall, Charles A. 
Hall, Franklin C. 
Hall, Harry K. 
Halloran, John W. 
Halluran, Madeline 
Hambn-cht, Edward O. 
Hamill, Bernard L. 



Hopkins, Richard T. 
Horgan, Estelle 
Horne. Charles W. 
Howard, Elmer L. 
Howard, George F. 
Howe, Donald F. 
Ho^e, Leland B. 
Howe, Ralph T. 
How..-, Stephen W. 
Howes, Daniel N. 
Hudson, Robert F. 
Huff. John C, Jr. 
Hugard, Houghton W. 
Huu-iurill. Curtis T. 

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Hant, Dorothea M. 
Hunt, Emerson W. 
Hun-. Joseph M. 
Hunt, Robert C. 
Hurlburt, John R., Jr. 
Hurst, Caleb 
Hutchinson, Harry G. 



K- ■![■-.■. Richard L. 
Ki.oioe, William K. 
Ker-cr, Osmund O., Jr. 
Ke.leiier, Daniel J. 
K. Ik-y, Francis R. 
Kennedy, Clement E. 
Kennedy, George B. 



Kennedy, Mary W. 
Kester, Victor H. 
Kester, Waldemar 
Kester, Walter L. 
Killilea. John J. 
Kimball, Norman W 
King, Robert P. 
Klose, Karl G. 
Knight, Harris R- 
Knowles Perry G. 
Knowles, Robert W. 
Koen, Philip J. 



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Addison. Charles D., 
Barker, Robert W. 
Beatrice, Armand F. 
Bjorkman, Alan L. 
Boyce, Ralph G. 
Brine, Robert J. 
Brine, William C. 
Brown, Morrison R. 
Brown, Thomas K. 
Burgess, Charles H., 
Par;. William L. 
r^w^l, Robert E. 
Ciard,, Ralph J. 
Co.knli. Daniel R- 
Colley, Oscar B., Jr. 
Dauphine, James J. 



Jr. Durkee, Leslie R.. 
Duval, Peter 
Feeny, George F. 
Foody, James M. J. 
Foster, George A. 
Furber, Eldon H. 
Gambaie, Antonio 
Gates, Beecher J. 
Hodges, Tom 



Kehoe. BlaiJfe 
Knowles, Ralph W. 
Lipskv. Bernard 
Mc< arty, Joseph F. 
McGettrick, Gerald J. 



Moore, Leo A., Jr. 



Paruui.-e, Michael J. 
Powers, Frank K . Jr 
Raymond. Harold D. 
Riddell, Charles G., J 
Ross, Gershon N. 
Saviile. Kenneth W. 
Sharp, James E. 
Thomii-on. Harold S- 
Wa.il, ,ch, Thomas D. 
Watson, Hector M. 
W.lcox. Donald J. 



Hanley, Joseph W. 
Hannon, Jane E. 
Hanscom, Derald W. 
Hanscom, Ernest M. 
Hanscom, Reginald K. 
Hanscom, Robert L. 
Hanson, Howard E. 
Ham-, Patella W. 
Hardv. Frank S. 
Hardy, Roger A. 
Harris, Leslie S. 
Hartwell, John B. 
Harvev, C Alan 
Hatch, Willard C . 
Hatfield, Richard V. 
Hathaway, Charles F., Jr. 
Hathaway, Jane 



llav. Maurice W. 
Hay, Robert W. 
Hayes. Edward J., Jr 
Hayes. John E. 



Hayes, William K. 
Haywood, George C, Jr. 
ileaic-, Mclvin E. 
Heuly. William S. 
Heaney, Donald M. 
Heaney. Elbridge 



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Henderson, William 1 
Hennessey, Paul F. 
Herwitz, Carl 
Herwitz, Chester E. 
Herwitz, David R. 
Herwitz, Kenneth 
Hicks, Robert L. 



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Hi; irelh, Warren S., Jr. 
HiH. Alfred J., Jr. 
Hillery, Barbara 



Hoague, Joseph H. 
Hoffman, Robert P. 
Hojran. Ellen M. 
Hoitt, Bruce 
Hoitt, Theodore 
Holbrook, Clarence E. 
Holbrook, Walter C, Jr. 
Holmes, Andrew B., Jr. 
Holmes, Donald G. 
II rna, . Frank W. 
Homan, William R. 
Hooper, Harry J. 
Hoover, Joseph S. 
Hopkins. Irving 



;zi, Theodore 
ngalls, John P., Jr 
ngalls, William H. 
ngram, Stephen R. 
vey, Julian D. 



Jackson, John W. 
Jackson, Melvin R. 
Jackson, Pharus E. 
J.ck, >,n, Ralph P. 
Jacobs, Harold L., Jr. 
Jacob.-. Morton R. 
Jacobs, Robert B. 
Jaeger, Robert W. 
Janakas, George 
Janakas, Harry 
Janakas, James 
Jotters, Norton L. 

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Jenkins, Robert E. 
Johansen, Roy N. 
Johnson, Daniel P. 
Johnson, Harold R. 
Johnson, Karl V. 
Johnson, Kenneth T. 
Johnson, Laurence S. 
Johnson, Leonard V. 
Johnson, Moody E. 
Johnson, Richard B. 
Johnson, Richard W. 
Johnson, Thomas C. 
Jones, Fred L. 
Jones, Frederick S., Jr. 
Jones, Harold H, 
Jones, Harold M. 
Jones, Wendell F. 
Jordan, Edward E. 
Judkins, Charles L., Ji 



Kausel, Harvey W. 
Kausel, John D. 
Keegan, George E. 



Labovitz, Jack 1 



LaFleur, Lawrei 
Laier, Carl R. 
Lakeman, Edmu 
Lalime, Albert 



Lamkin, Everett W., Jr. 
Lamorte, Anthony C. 
Lampard, Donald R. 
Lane, Charles T. 
Lang, Edmund R. 
Lang, Francis N. 
Langan, Eugene F. 



Lush, David C, Jr. 
Lash, Robert S. 
Lattanzi, Romeo 
Lawrence. Thomas P. 
Lawton, John P., Jr. 
Laxton, Ira C. 
Leach, Henry F. 

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Leavitt. Harold J. 
LeBlanc, Arthur F. 
Lee, Edward C. 
Lee, John T. 
Lees, Arthur J. 
Le«ere, Verney B. 
Lcmm. Wilfred H. 
Lendall, Frederick S. 
Leonard, Robert B. 
Leone, Armand 
Leone, Mario P. 

Fcrmond, Carl H. 
Prvitsky, George 
Levitsky, Israel 



Locke, Howard R., Jr. 
Lopan, Thomas H., Jr, 
Lombard, William G. 
Long, Alice 



Lotti, Tony 
Lougee. Barbara G. 
Lowd, Harry M., J 



Lyons, George C. 
Lyons, Lloyd F. 
Lyons, Paul H. 



MacDonald, John M. 
MacDuff, James A., Jr. 
Mackie, James R., Jr. 
Ma, Lean, Philip E. 
MacLean, Walter D. 
MacMiiian, David W. 
Maddock, Alfred W. 
Magrane, Charles E., . 
Ma^rane, Winsor 
Maguire. Dennis F. 
Maguire, Thomas J. 
Mahoney, Edward 



Manchin, Ernest 
Mangan, James C. 
Mangini, Jerry L, 
Mansur, Daniel F. 
Marble, Chandler E. 
Marble, Robert E. 
Marcus, Sidney 
Marinelii, Charles C. 
Marino, Felix T. 
Marino, John J. 
Markey, Francis H. 
Markin, Stanley G. 



Martin, Frederick J. 
Mart,::, Philip A. 
Martmoili, Anthony 
Mason, Forrest E-, Jr 



Ma.-truniarino, John E. 

Mather-. James A. 
Mattera, John J. 
Mattera. Joseph H. 
Mattera, Joseph M. 
Mattera, Lawrence 
, Clyde A. 



Mc.Arth.ir, Beth M. 
McAuiiffe, John A. 
McAuliffe, PhiliD J. 
McAuliffe, Robert H. 
McBrien, Donald G. 
Mil arran. Francis H., Jr 
Me< arter, William B. 
Mc< arthy, John P. 
McCarthy, Richard B., Jr. 
Mc< arty, Gerald N. 
MeDermott, Bernard F. 
McDermott, John J. 
McPermott, John J., Jr. 
McDo,.a..i, Charles A. 



McDonald, James A. 
McDonald, Joseph H. 
McDonough, John M. 



Michael J. 
McGuire. Thomas J., J 
McGuire. William R. 
M -ineriiey, Robert B. 
Mclntire, Frederick J 
Mclntyre, Willum IP 
M. Kenney. John S. 



McLaughlin, John 
McLean, Walter L 
McLearn, John G. 
McLemore, Georgt 
McManus, Arthur 



, Frederic T. 
McNamara, William C. 
Mi Nuiiy. Jo e;di J 
M.-.-' iv. Donald S. 
Meek, Edwin J. 
Mern.l. Harold F., Jr. 
Mern'.t, William B. 
Meserve, Raymond E. 
Metier, Albert P. 
M ii' helson, Frederick M., Jr. 
Miihcrry. Arnold L. 
Milburn, Arthur W. 
Miles. Robert A. 
Miller, Fred E., Jr. 
Miller, John R. 
Mill, r, J William 
Miller, Thomas A. 
Millspaugh, Francis C, Jr. 
Milmore, Charles W. 
Milmore, George 0. 
Minton, Thomas J., Jr. 



Moody, Richard A. 
Moore, Bradford D. 
Moore, Paul A. 
Moore, Richard T. 



Morin, Jeanette L. 
Morizzo, Dominic J. 
Morley, Elmer E. 



Morse, John D., Jr. 



Morse, Merilyn 
Mosco, Austin D. 
Mosco. Joseph A. 
Moy, Ying 
Mulligan, Robert G 
Munsey, Franklin , 
Murphy, David F. 
Murphy, Edwin A. 
Murray, Ernest R. 
Murray, James I. 
Murray, Ralph W. 
Murray, Richard F 



Nadel, David A. 
Nadel, M. Keith 
Nadler, Harry 
Neal, Walter P. 
Neet, James R. 
Nelson, Clarenci 
Nelson, John B. 
Nelson, Roy 



Nestor, 



John K. 



Nestor, Paul R. 
Nestor, Robert G. 
Neuzil, Herman E. 
Neuzil, John S. 

Newman, Earl L. B. 
Newton, Fred P. 
Nichols, Robert R. 
Nickerson, Arthur D 
Nickerson, Horace J. 
Nickerson, Raymond 
, Robert A. 
Donald C. 



O'Brien, James W. 
O'Connor, Daniel J., Jr. 
O'Connor, Joseph T. 
Odiorne, Barbara 
O'Kecfe, Richard W. 
Olive, Arthur N., Jr. 
Oliver. Charles J., Jr. 
Olson. Richard H. 



O'Neal, Leslie F. 
O'Shea, John J. 
Otting, Richard T. 



Pagano, Carl J. 
Pagnotta, John Amato 
Pagnotta, John Anthony 
PallcM.'iii. Armand 



Palleschi Rinaldo J. 
Pallita, Prudence 

Palmer! John T. 
Palmer, Thomas J. 
Pappas, George L. 
Pappas, James L. 



Parker, Francis G. 
Parker. James D. 
Parkhurst, Robert D. 



Parrish, Ronald F. 
Parrish, Walter L. 
Parsons, Charles R. 
Parsons, Richard W. 
Pascucci, Joseph 



Pa = h[->. Gerald H. 
Patten, Frederick G. 
Patterson, John R. 
Pearlman, Theodore 
P. art, William W. 
Penny, Robert M. 
Perkins, Arthur W. 
Perk.:.-, Frank E. 
Perkins, Robert W. 
Perkins, Wesley A. 
Perry. Clarke H. 
Perry, Donald W. 
Pettingell, Arthur F. 
Pevear, Henry A. 
Phillips, Albert 
Phillips, Albert C, Jr. 
Picariello, Lawrence F. 
Pickering, Clinton W. 
Pi. kenng, Donald A. 
Pickwell, John S-, Jr. 
Pierre, Carmen V. 
Pierre, Francis 
Pierro, Daniel 



Pike, Clarence H. 
Pinto, Joseph C. 
Pirie, John C, Jr. 
Pitman, William A. 
Place, George J., Jr. 
Place, Kenneth M„ Jr. 
Place, Kenneth M. 
Poor, George T., Jr. 
Poor, Robert H. 
Pope, H. Graham 
Porter Richard J. 
Porter, William E., Jr. 
Pramataris. Nicholas 
Pratt, William J. 
Priest, Frank N. 
Proctor, Henry H. 
Promise, James J. 
Putnam, Allan G. 



Rafter, John W., Jr. 
Raimo, John C 
Ralph, Clarence E. 
Ralph, Marion L. 



Raum, Arnold 
Rawding, Judson S., Jr. 
Ray, Richard F. 



Raymond, Wallace A, 
Kcardon, Malcolm B. 
Reardon, Raymond F. 
Regan, Daniel P. 
Regan, Joseph F. 
K t -yr. Lis, Arthur H. 
Richards, Alfred 
Richardson. Donald M. 
Kicker. Norman, Jr. 
Ricker, Robert A. 
Riddell. David T. 
Riddell. George T. 
Riley, J. Thomas 



Torrey, Charles W. 



Riley, 



Robinson, Carroll G. 
Robinson, I. David 
Robinson, Frank 
Robinson, Gertrude 
Roche. Charles F-, Jr. 
Roderick, Woodbury, Jr. 
Rogull, Joseph A. 



Rollins, Frank J., Jr. 
Rollins, Wallace L. 
Ronzano, Donato 
Ronzano, John A., Jr. 
Ronzano, John A., Sr. 
Ronzano, Thomas A. 
Ross, Harold C, Jr. 

Rousseau, George E. 
Rowe, William M. 
Rowen, Thomas D. 
Rubandt, Rudolf 
Rubenstein, Jack 
Rubenstein, Samuel L 
Rubin, Harold S. 
Russell, Robert G. 
Rutledge, William L. 
Ryan, John C. 



Sanborn, Philip A., Jr. 
>antmier, Arthur D. 

Saunders, Helen G.' 
Savino, Donald 
Scally, Francis W. 
Scally, John J. 
Scanlon, Robert J. 
Scheuren, John J., Jr. 
Scioief.i, Daniel C. 
Scott, Walter C. 
Scrimshire, Richard 
Sears, Winthrop E. 
Seed, Roland W. 
:-.eu'ert, Charles E. 
sridffer. Kathryn J. 
Shanahan, Joseph L-, . 



Shaw, Charles B. 
Shaw, Leewood P. 
Shay, William A. 
Shephard, Robert E. 
Sherman, David 
Shields, Robert L. 
Short, Marion L. L. 
Sieber, John E. 
Simpson, Carl M. 
Simpson, Donald M. 
Sleeper, Thomas T. 



Smith, Robert C, Jr. 
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Smith, Vance M., 2nd. 
Snow, Lambert G. 
Snow, Leslie T. 
Snow, Richard 
Southward, Barbara R. 
Soa'.n-.vard, Grant B. 
Southward. Thomas W 
S; art,; William F. 
Spencer, Oscar L. 



Spinney, Kenneth W. 
Spoffard, Gerald V. 
Sprague, Lawrence E 



Stadiger, Norman, J 
Stafford, Philip H. 
Steadman, James G. 
Stelzner, William B. 
Stensrud, Gordon B, 
Stevens, George H. 
Stevens, Harold N. 
Stewart, Bruce 
Stewart, Charles B. 
Stewart, George A., 
Stewart, James 
Stewart, William R. 
Stinson, Harry W. 

Stocker, Stanley W. 
Stone, Bartol F. 
Stone, C. Gordon 
Stone, James M., Jr. 
Stone, John 
Stone, Myron S. 
Struck, George R. 
Sughrue, Richard C. 
Sullivan, Ernest J., . 
Sumner, Donald S. 
Sumner, John W., J 



Swain, Robert L 
Swan, Thompson 
Sweeney, Clarence 



Taylor, Lawrence C. 
Taylor, Ralph J. 
Teague, Cyril H. 
Templer, John A. 
Tennant, Thomas A. 
Terhune, Edward A. 
Terhune, Richard T. 
Thayer, Bliss P. 
Thayer, Russell. J.. Jr 
Thibault, Alphie J. 
Thomas, Carlyle W. 
Thompson, John A. 
Thompson. Luke E., Jr. 
Thomson, Davis S. 
Thomson, Shirley K. 
Tibbo, Bruce E. 
Titus, Alfred L. 
Toddings, Donald P. 



Wade, Hope E. 
Wade, Richard W. 
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